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Introduction to world history.

upsc world history notes

World history is often the neglected part of UPSC preparation. However, it is also one of the important subject.

First of all, it is important to understand that in humanities, it is not possible to make digital compartmentalization. Everything you study can be used anywhere else. History, politics, economy, geography – all of these have bearing on one another. And therefore, a mature study involves a multidimensional approach.

World history is, then, not an exception. Good knowledge of world history helps us better understand the Indian freedom struggle. It helps us consolidate the knowledge of geography and economy. It explains a lot about present international relations. And if you are a student of political science, it’s not optional for you.

However, as an independent subject, the importance of World history is not beyond 1-2 questions. The graph below reflects the trend in the last few years. Surprisingly, no question was asked in 2020 GS 1 on world history.

UPSC World History Analysis

Since it is part of the syllabus you can expect a question or two in 2021. A good understanding of world history will improve your answers. It will help in essay writing and also in the interview.

Apart from all the reasons above, world history is a highly interesting subject in itself.

So get ready for the journey. We will have a serious of about 20 articles which will cover the entire world history. For now, we will be posting 2 articles a week. The whole content will be ready well before Mains 2021.

We also encourage you to ask questions and participate in discussions.

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