Our Pasts - III
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About the lesson
*History is not about dates, but dates are important because they tell us how people and societies change over time. And which dates are recorded and remembered as important depends on the records kept by governments and people.
*For ease of understanding, people divide the past in periods or eras, which are basically long periods of time - many years or generations - considered as one. For example, the British divided Indian history into three periods - Hindu, Muslim, and British - but we now know that this was a very narrow way of looking at history.
*But this also means that many important events and changes are not recorded at all, and there are many things about the past that we will never really know. So we must also look at old books, diaries, works of art and architecture, and things of daily use to learn more about the past.
*Introduce the changing nomenclature of the subcontinent and other regions.
*Delineate major developments within a given time frame
*Suggest how the sources of study for a period are different to those of earlier periods
*Overview of the (the concept or the word called) period
*Introduction to new geographical categories
*Outline of the time frame (18th and 19th centuries)
an introduction to sources used by historians
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