[Download] History Textbooks of Tamilnadu State Education Board for Culture, World History, Ancient, Medieval, Freedom struggle

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Given the way Culture portion was asked in that exam, Tamilnadu state education board books are more useful than the (new) NCERTs, because

  1. Two questions in GS(M)-2013 (Sangam and Chola) could be directly solved through Class 11 TN State edu. book
  2. TN board books= GK-descriptive coverage similar to Old NCERT, but with more eye candy fonts and photos.
  3. In (new) NCERTs, the Ancient-Medieval history is covered mostly in a random case study and sporadic topics here and there. The linearity is absent (King A after King B…). And hardly anything about the East India company’s governor generals (Dalhousie etc). Even the 1857-revolt and freedom struggle is superficially covered.

These TN textbooks are available free of cost on the official site of Tamilnadu state edu board. But problem: too scattered Because maths-science-history-civics: all subjects are given in single PDF files term wise. and their very large in size.

So, I’ve consolidated them, and reduced the image qualities for faster download.

Download Link: https://files.secureserver.net/0fnzZYT7SDNuC9

What to read / What to skip?

Class 12 (world history after Imperialism)Good read. But if you already have gone through old NCERT or Jain and Mathur, then not much useful.
Class 12 (Freedom struggle)Good read. But if you already have gone through Spectrum’s “A brief history of Modern India” (Rajiv Ahir), then not much useful.
class 11 (Ancient + Medieval India)Most useful among the given textbooks. Because contains culture, art, Architecture, religion stuff in details- the way we need: 100-200 words worth content.
Class 10 (World History + Freedom struggle)same conditions as class 12
Class 9Hardly useful because it contains world history before the imperialism. At most last chapter on “Industrial revolution” useful.
Class 8
  1. Initial part not so useful because Mughal, Maratha from administrative point of view. Not much culture stuff given.
  2. Later part useful i.e. Rule of east India company, various governor generals, subsidiary alliance etc. (BUT again, if you’re going to read class12, then you may ignore this as well.)
Class7Watered down version of class11, for primary school kids. Although some good GK stuff here and here, if you’ve time and mood otherwise ignore.
class6Same as above.

So, decide your downloads accordingly.
by the way, here is the brief index:

  1. Prehistoric Period
  2. Indus Valley Civilization
  3. The Vedic Period
  4. Jainism and Buddhism
  5. Rise of Kingdoms
  6. Kushana Empire
  1. Kingdoms in Rajasthan, Deccan and South India, Vijaynagar, Bahmani
  2. Arab and Turkish invasions
  3. Delhi sultanate
  4. Bhakti, Sufi
  1. The Great Mughals
  2. Rise of Marathas
  3. Advent of Europeans
  4. Anglo-French Struggle (Carnatic wars)
  5. Rule of East India Company: Cornwallis, Hastings, Bentinck and Dalhousie.
  6. Revolt of 1857
  1. Ancient Civilizations
  2. Intellectual Awakening in 6th Century B.C.
  3. Medieval Age
  4. Modern Age
  5. Industrial Revolution
  1. World history: imperialism, two world wars, UNO
  2. Freedom struggle in India
Ancient and Medieval Indian history- upto the coming of Europeans.

Class 12

  1. Indian History: From East India company to freedom struggle to India After independence
  2. World History: Imperialism, American Revolution, French Revolution, Nazism, Fascism Two world wars, UNO, Cold war.

For more downloads of NCERT, NIOS, IGNOU and Old papers visit Mrunal.org/Download

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151 Comments on “[Download] History Textbooks of Tamilnadu State Education Board for Culture, World History, Ancient, Medieval, Freedom struggle”

  1. Not able to download TN class 11 history book

    1. just right click on the icon and click download.

      1. mobile m se download ker lo Bhai…

  2. Very gud suggestions.

  3. Class XI TN history PDF not able to download for past a week.Kindly look into the matter.

  4. I cant download those materials now..but i used to.pliz help.

  5. Shekar
    Its downloadable

  6. Not able to download class 11 book

    1. Please mail me 9th class history book of tamil board i will mail u one of 11th class.

      1. Hai ! vijeta I want west bengal board academic books,,, Can u suggest a good site for it?

  7. Thank you so much

  8. I cant download TN nd IGNOU also plz help

  9. Respected sir, I am unable to download TN history books. Plz provide alternate link.
    Thanks sir

    1. just click on the link , the new tab will get open. In that select the book, then right click on the check mark and click download

  10. plz mail me class 11 (Ancient + Medieval India) tamilnadu book

  11. very usefull stuff, thank you!

  12. Vikash,can you please mail me or share the Google drive link of the books,I couldn’t download any.

  13. unable to download class 6 book

  14. Thank you so much sir for those valuable books kept here.

  15. Hey
    Its not downloading. Can someone help?

    1. it would be download try again

  16. How to download it??? Sir plz

  17. Download link of tamilnadu 11 and 12 th and topper ashish agarwal notes download link not working so I m not able to download it
    Please resolve this problem and mail me these useful materials

  18. Hlw friends can any one send me list of books for IAS preparation plz

  19. I need 6 the to 12 the standard history tamil books

  20. u r gr8 sir.Thanku So much


  22. Sir i need past papers of mains examination for upsc

  23. Click on the download link and u will see all classess text books and click on the class icon and at the right u will see a icon click on it and then download

  24. Can anyone send me history book of tamilnadu class 11and 12 on mi email id [email protected] .thnks in advance

  25. I can’t download any so plz help me to prepare ias by sending books through mail

  26. Hi sir,I am Shailesh and I wanna prepare for CDS ll 2019 . How should I prepare now ? This time , I am pursuing B.VOC In Solar Energy in 2nd year.

  27. Sir, is tamilnadu board books is enough for upsc instead of OLD NCERT..?

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