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Books and Syllabus

  1. Mastering Modern World History
  2. Contemporary World History

UPSC Syllabus for World History in General Studies Mains/World History syllabus for UPSC mains

  • Industrial revolution
  • Colonization
  • Decolonization
  • World wars
  • Redraw of national boundaries
  • Political philosophies such as capitalism, socialism, communism, etc. – their forms and consequences on society.

Important areas to focus on World History for UPSC Mains/Important world history topics for UPSC exam:

  • American Revolution
  • Russian Revolution
  • French Revolution
  • Imperialism
  • Nazism
  • Fascism
  • Unification of Italy
  • Unification of Germany
  • Bi-Polar World and Cold War
  • Uni-Polar World
  • Disintegration of USSR