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Class 7 History

10 Chapters

Class 7


Class 7 History, which for most of the students is a boring subject because it is based on historical facts and things that happened in the past. Also, the book contains ten chapters each describing a different part of our history. Chapter 1 teaches how ancient people lived based on the inscriptions, coins, styles of architecture, etc. Chapter 2 specifically consults the part of the 7th to 12th century when major dynasties came to power in various parts of the sub-continental. Chapter 3 is about Delhi Sultans and how Islam reaches India from Turkey. Chapter 4 highlights the Mughal Empire whose foundation in India is laid down by Babur. Chapter 5 discusses Rulers and building s they made all over India. Chapter 6 explains the importance of Towns, Traders, and Craftsperson. Chapter 7 deals with tribes, nomads, and settled communities that do not follow social rules and rituals prescribed by the Brahmanas. Chapter 8 teaches about birth and the need for religion and how different people perform different rituals of worship. Chapter 9 explains how different people of different regions develop different regional cultures, norms, customs, and rituals. Chapter 10 deals with the political formation in the eighteen-century that reshaped Indian history.

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Tracing Changes through a Thousand YearsNew Kings and KingdomsThe Delhi SultansThe Mughal EmpireRulers and BuildingsTowns, Traders and CraftspersonsTribes, Nomads and Settled CommunitiesDevotional Paths to the DivineThe Making of Regional CulturesEighteenth Century Political Formations

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Chapter 1 : Tracing Changes through a Thousand Years

What if you were told that your house actually resides on what used to be a palace once upon a time. Or that it was the place where Newton discovered gravity, who knows! We've come a long way in terms of civilisation. We've been tracing changes through a thousand years. Let us travel back in time and know more!

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History between 700-1750 AD

Chapter 2 : New Kings and Kingdoms

Many new dynasties after the 17th century looked in the Indian sub-continent like the Gujara-Pratiharas, Rashtrakutas, Cholas, and Chauhan. Between 7th to 12thcenturies in different parts of the subcontinent several major ruling dynasties emerged. Let's study more about New Kings and Kingdoms.

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The Emergence of New DynastiesA Closer Look: The Cholas

Chapter 4 : The Mughal Empire

Isn't it quite strange that most of the famous places in India are actually the artwork of Mughals? But how did the Mughals set foot in India? What happened to the Mughal Empire now? Let us travel back in time and unveil this mystery!

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Mughals: Military Campaigns, Succession, Relations with Other RulersA Closer Look: Akbar’s Policies

Chapter 5 : Rulers and Buildings

India's history is enriched by various monuments built over centuries. These famous structures represent the culture and heritage of a place and time in history. Over the years many rulers of India would build these grand structures as a sign of progress and wealth. Come let's explore their unique architecture.

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Engineering Skills and Construction (Temples, Mosques and Tanks)Engineering Skills and Construction (Gardens, Tombs and Forts)

Chapter 6 : Towns, Traders and Craftspersons

India is known for its artefacts. It is full of culture and tradition, spread in every nook and corner of the country. But its impossible to physically get a hold of these items. Hence we've traders who bring these items to us from these craftspersons. Let us know more!

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Towns in Medieval India

Chapter 7 : Tribes, Nomads and Settled Communities

During the ancient times in the Indian society followed a very rigid caste system. There were people who were marginalized and decided to live outside such societies.These tribes and nomads lived and flourished in their own communities. Their contribution to our art and culture is immense. Let us learn more about them.

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Tribal Societies of Medieval IndiaA Closer Look - The Gonds and Ahoms

Chapter 8 : Devotional Paths to the Divine

Do you believe in the idea of a supreme god or supreme power? Can you feel some energy when you visit a temple or church? The idea of a supreme god looking over us is active in various communities. Let us analyze the development of eternity in the nation, which is now quite prominent among the booming population.

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A New Kind of Bhakti in South and West IndiaNathpanthis, Siddhas,Yogis, Islam and Sufism

Chapter 9 : The Making of Regional Cultures

Where do you come from? What's your mother tongue? India is country of diverse people. No other country in the world has as many languages as we do. When did India become so diversified? How did different regions come into the scene? Let's have a closer look at the making of these regional cultures.

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Growth of Regional CultureBeyond Regional Frontiers

Chapter 10 : Eighteenth Century Political Formations

Eighteenth century was the century that reshaped India's history. It was when the Mughals began losing their grip over our nation, and independent kingdoms began emerging. It was also when the English strengthened their positions in India. Let us take a look at all the changes that occurred in the eighteenth century.

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The Crisis of the Empire and Emergence of New States