NCERT Solutions for Class 10 History

NCERT - India and the Contemporary World-II

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 History textbook  'India and the Contemporary World Part-2' covers the introduction to how democracy evolved in the world and eventually in India. NCERT Class 10th History textbook covers topics such as the development of nationalism, industrialization, and globalization. Therefore, to facilitate an easier understanding of History Chapters, you can refer to the Goprep's NCERT Solutions for the Class 10 History subject. 

These NCERT Solutions are provided by Goprep in a well-planned manner and the presentation of the concept is chronologically explained by the subject experts. Further, the presentation of NCERT solutions is designed in a way that helps students in understanding the concepts of the topics in a coherent and relative manner.

NCERT History Class 10 - India and the Contemporary World 2 (All Chapters)

The questions and answers provided in our NCERT Solutions are prepared in accordance with CBSE, thus increasing the chances for the students to score higher marks in History subject. These solutions strengthen student’s foundation in the subject and also provide students with the ability to tackle a different type of questions. 

Chapter 1: The Rise of Nationalism in Europe

Summary:  Before the starting of the middle of the nineteenth century, the different regions of Europe were under the rule of various dynastic empires. However, technological advancement, along with social and economic changes led to the development of the idea of nationalism.

The French Revolution that took place in 1789 led to the development of a collective sense and identity among French people. Initially, people were welcoming of French rule led by Napoleon but soon started opposing the rule.  

Eventually, Napoleon was defeated, which led to the formation of secret societies resulting in the revival of the nationalistic spirit in Europe.

The rise of nationalism resulted in the formation of nation-states. The creation of new nations created a feeling of competition among the nations, which proved more dangerous as it resulted in the rise of imperialism and ultimately caused World War 1.

Important Topics of the Chapter: 

  • French Revolution
  • The Making of Nationalism in Europe
  • The Age of Revolution
  • The Aristocracy and the New Middle Class
  • The Revolutionaries
  • Nationalism and Imperialism

Type of Questions: Short answer type questions, long answer type questions and MCQs.

Chapter 2: The Nationalist Movement in Indo-China

Summary: The Indo-China constitutes the modern countries of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. The country of Vietnam gained independence from Chinese rule in 1945. However, after independence, Vietnam continued to follow the Chinese system of government and culture.

The Nationalist Movement in Indo-China can be attributed to the development of colonization that brought together different communities of Modern Vietnam. The chapter also highlights the barriers to colonial development in Vietnam and how Vietnam developed as a colony.

As the chapter progresses, students will read about the dilemma of colonial education and about the religion and anti-colonialism beliefs that existed in Vietnam.

Later in the chapter, important topics like Communist Movement and how Vietnam became a new republic have also been discussed in detail. 

Important Topics of the Chapter: 

  • The French Domination of Vietnam
  • Need of Colony for French
  • Colonial Domination and Resistance
  • The Dilemma of Colonial Education
  • Religious and Anti-Colonialism in Vietnam
  • The Communist Movement and the Vietnamese Nationalism
  • The New Republic of Vietnam

Type of Questions: To prepare the NCERT chapter, ‘The Nationalist Movement in Indo-China’, you can get the answer of short answer type questions, long answer type questions and Multiple-Choice Questions.

Chapter 3: Nationalism in India

Summary: In the real sense, Nationalism In India prospered only at the beginning of the 19th century when British rule consolidated its power in the country. Subsequently, the old political system of India came to an end, new social classes emerged, and reform movements were established. All these factors contributed significantly to the growth of modern nationalism in India.

Moreover, all the important sections of India considered the British rule as quite dangerous for the country. Hence, the feeling of nationalism started spreading among people and established itself into the collective feeling of nationalist struggle against the rule of British.

Further, the chapter also highlights how the first world war led to the beginning of the Khilafat and non-cooperation movement in India. 

Along with the different freedom movements, the chapter also explores Gandhiji’s return to India from South Africa about his battle of freedom through non-violence (Satyagraha).

Important Topics of the Chapter 

  • The First World War, Khilafat and Non-Cooperation Movement
  • The Idea of Satyagraha
  • The Rowlatt Act and the Massacre for Jallianwala Bagh
  • Salt March and the Civil Disobedience Movement

Type of Questions: MCQs, Fill in the blanks, short and long answer type questions.

Chapter 4: The Making of a Global World

Summary: Globalization can simply be defined as an economic system where goods, services, technology and ideas are exchanged without restriction across the globe.

Therefore, to properly understand the making of the global world, it is essential to know about the history of trade, movement of capital and the reason for the migration of people.

Hence, in this chapter, you will read about the importance of the Silk Route and how it helped China and Western countries facilitate trade between them. The role of technology and the emergence of railways and steamships in trade promotion have also been discussed in the chapter.

Later in the chapter, the factors that transformed external relations between societies in the 19th century have also been discussed in brief.

Important Topics of the Chapter:  

  • Pre-Modern World – Silk Route, Conquest, Disease and Trade
  • The Inter-War Economy and Post-War Economy
  • The rebuilding of the World Economy – Post War Era
  • New International Economic Order – NIEO

Type of Questions: To prepare the NCERT chapter, ‘The Making of a Global World’, you will get the solutions of MCQs, short answer questions and long answer questions.

Chapter 5: The Age of Industrialisation

Summary: The Age of Industrialisation is an important chapter of class 10 Social Science syllabus. The phase of industrialization began in the late 18th century and picked up the pace at the beginning of the 19th century.

The age of industrialization led to the beginning of modernization in Europe which resulted in a large number of factories across Europe. Further, the chapter discusses the pace of industrial change, technological changes, and life of workers in the factory.

Going forward, the chapter explores the topic of industrialization in the colonies, the age of Indian textiles and the plight of weavers in India after the arrival of East India company. Later, you will read about the difficulties of industrial growth, the emergence of small-scale industries and the market for goods.

Important Topics of the chapter: 

  • The Coming up of the Factories
  • The Pace of Industrial Change
  • Industrialization Colonization
  • The Emergence of Small-Scale Industries
  • British Textiles in India
  • Factories in India
  • The Difficulties of Industrial Growth

Type of Questions:  In this chapter, you can get the solutions of short answer type questions, long answer type and multiple-choice questions.

Chapter 6: Work, Life and Leisure

Summary: The chapter, Work, Life and Leisure of the Social Science textbook explores the metropolitan development of London and Bombay during the period of the industrial revolution. The survey of these two cities and their development is based upon three important aspects that are work, life and leisure.

During the first world war, the city of London came up with many new factories ranging from machinery, cars and manufacturing. With time, the population of London increased significantly resulting in various social and political changes which are described in detail in the chapter.

Bombay, on the other hand, was one of the most important cities during the British rule as major ports, financial centres, universities and warehouses were located here. 

And, as the population increased, Bombay became a more crowded city compared to London. Hence, both these cities faced diverse negative and positive impacts of the industrial revolution.

Important Topics of the Chapter: 

  • Industrialization and the rise of Modern City in England
  • Transport in London
  • Social and Political change in London
  • Leisure and Consumption in London
  • The History of Bombay
  • City Planning of Bombay
  • Housing and Neighborhood

Type of Questions: MCQs, very short answer type and long answer type questions.

Chapter 7: Print Culture and the Modern World

Summary: The chapter discusses the print culture and the progress of printing technology across the centuries. Some of the important topics discussed in this chapter are Print Culture and the French Revolution, India and the World of Print and Print and the Poor People.

The print technology was first developed in China, Korea and Japan. As time progressed, hand printing shifted to mechanical printing and the technology soon travelled to major parts of Europe.

Later, in the 15th and 16th century, the technology of printing presses was set up in the majority of the European countries. As the technology of printing picked up the pace, books were published regularly which developed among people, a new culture of reading.

With the popularity of printing technology, it became easier for famous philosophers and thinkers to propagate their views through writing. With time, mass literacy increased manifold and lending libraries also became popular.

Important Topics of the Chapter:

  • The First Printed Books
  • Print Comes to Europe
  • Print Culture and the French Revolution
  • India and the World of Print
  • Print and Censorship

Type of Questions: To understand the important topics of NCERT chapter Print Culture and the Modern World, you can solve short answer questions, long answer and multiple-choice questions.

Chapter 8: Novels, Society and History

Summary: The chapter, ‘Novels, Society and History’ gives us a detailed insight into the rise of the novels and the publishing market. Initially, books developed a strong presence in England and France and later became popular across the world.  

With the rising popularity of the novels, the earnings of the writers grew, and they began to explore different literary styles. In the middle of the eighteenth century, circulating libraries were introduced, giving people easier access to books.

Later, as the printing technology progressed, the price of novels and books decreased significantly, which enhanced the scope of stories. Later, the novel came to India and most novels were written in Marathi and Bengali language.

The novel created a feeling of connection amongst the reader, and it successfully managed to create a sense of shared emotion between the readers of diverse backgrounds and nations.

Important Topics of the Chapter:


  • The Rise of the Novel
  • The Publishing Market
  • Community and Society
  • The Novel Comes to India
  • Uses of the Novel
  • Indian Women and the Novel
  • Caste Practices, ‘Lower Castes’ and Minorities
  • The Novel and Nation-Making

Type of Questions: MCQs, very short answer type questions, short answer type and long answer type questions.


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