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Modern history, the modern period or the modern era, is the linear, global, historio-graphical approach to the time frame after post-classical history.

Modern India History. Vasco da Gama when landed at Calicut, sailing via the Cape of Good Hope in 1498, marked the beginning of the European era in Indian history.

Modern history can be broken down into periods:

  1. Early Modern Period
  2. Late Modern Period
  3. Contemporary History

Modern India PeriodsCenturyEvents
Early Modern Period
Early 16th centuryEuropean Renaissance, the Age of Discovery, and the Protestant Reformation.
Late Modern Period
Mid-18th century French Revolution, the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the Great Divergence, and the Russian Revolution.
Contemporary History Early 19th Century
(Approximately 1945)
Cold War, Petroleum politics, proxy wars, post-war economic boom, globalization

  • The doctrine of subsidiary alliance was introduced by Lord Wellesley, British Governor-General of India from 1798 to 1805.
  • The first municipal corporation was set up in India in 1687 at Madras preceding the Bombay and Delhi municipal corporations.
  • The Treaty of Bassein (Now called Vasai) was a pact signed on December 31, 1802 between the British East India Company and Baji Rao II, the Maratha peshwa of Pune (Poona) in India after the Battle of Poona.
  • Revolution in Turkey is a major set back to Khilafat Movement
  • Swami Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Mission in 1896 to carry on humanitarian relief and social work.
  • Lord Ripon who is Viceroys was associated with the ‘Ilbert Bill Controversy’


S.NoFeatures of Modern India
2Depth of Culture
3Land of Minorities
4Broadly Speaking
5Poverty,Spirituality and Modernity mix and Coexist

According to historians, the modern period in Indian History begin with the death of Aurangzeb in 1707 AD.


The British India Company1600 AD – 1858 AD
The Independence Struggle1857 AD – 1858 AD
The British Raj1858 AD – 1947 Ad
The Indian National Congress1885 AD – 1905 AD
The Indian National Movement1905 AD – 1914 AD
The Gandhian Era1917 AD – 1948 AD
The Government of India Act1935 AD
The Quit India Movement1942 AD – 1945 AD
The Indian Independence15th August 1947

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