History of Uttarakhand for UKPSC Exam By Vikram Bhardwaj

If you're preparing for the UKPSC exams, it's essential to have a solid understanding of the history of Uttarakhand. This comprehensive guide provides an in-depth look at the political, social, and cultural history of the region, offering insights into the roots of its people and traditions. By studying Uttarakhand's past, you'll be better equipped to tackle the exam questions and gain a deeper appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of this northern Indian state.
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Created by Sadei Chandra Institute, Last updated Tuesday 19-Sep-2023 Bi-lingual
What you’ll learn?
  • Ancient civilization and culture: The history of Uttarakhand dates back to ancient times, and the region has been home to various civilizations and cultures, which have left a significant impact on its history.
  • Dynasties and rulers: Over the centuries, various dynasties have ruled over the region, including the Katyuri dynasty, the Gurkha dynasty, and the British Empire. Studying the history of these rulers can provide insights into the political and social history of Uttarakhand.
  • Geographical significance: Uttarakhand is known for its rich natural resources and geographical features, including the Himalayan mountain range, which has played a significant role in shaping the region's history.
  • Socio-cultural history: Uttarakhand has a rich socio-cultural history, and studying it can help us understand the customs, traditions, and beliefs of the people of the region.
  • Freedom struggle: Like many other regions of India, Uttarakhand also played a significant role in India's freedom struggle. The people of Uttarakhand participated in various movements and protests against British colonial rule.

Curriculum for this class
17 Lessons 06:19:00 Hours
17 Lessons 06:19:00 Hours
  • Kuninda Dynasty - First Dynasty of Uttarakhand - 1st century BCE to 3rd century CE 00:16:30
  • Paurav Vansh - 6th century CE to 8th century CE. 00:23:30
  • Katyuri Vansh - 7th century CE to 11th century CE 00:22:00
  • Katyuri Vansh Part-2 - Administration, Society, Religion, Architecture 00:23:15
  • Parmar Vansh - Introduction of Dynasty - 888 CE to 1949 CE 00:23:30
  • Parmar Vansh Part-2 - From Kanakpal (Founder of the Parmar Dynasty) to Man Shah 00:30:00
  • Parmar Vansh Part-3 - From Shyam Shah to Pritthavi Shah 00:31:30
  • Parmar Vansh Part-4 From Medini Shah to Pradyumn Shah 00:22:15
  • Gorkha Vansh or Gurkha Dynasty or Gorkhyani Dynasty or Gorkhali Dynasty 00:27:00
  • Anglo-Gorkha Dispute & Treaty of Sangauli 1815 00:14:00
  • Chand Vansh or Kumaon Kingdom - From Som Chand (Founder ) to Udyan Chand 00:27:00
  • Chand Vansh Part-2 - From Kali Kalyan Chand to Baj bahadur Chand 00:28:30
  • Chand Vansh Part-3 - From Udhyot Chand to Mahendra Chand 00:19:45
  • Chand Vansh Part-4 - Administrative System 00:11:00
  • Tehri Vansh or Tehri Garhwal Kingdom - From Sudarshan Shah to Kirti Shah 00:25:00
  • Tehri Vansh Part-2 - Narendra Shah (1913-46) & Kirti Nagar Movement 00:17:00
  • British Shashan - Henry Ramsay - King of Kumaon 00:17:15
  • A basic understanding of Indian history and geography: Learning the history of Uttarakhand requires a basic understanding of Indian history, geography, and culture. Knowledge of the broader socio-political context in which Uttarakhand evolved can also be helpful.
  • Good reading and comprehension skills: Reading and comprehending historical texts, documents, and articles is a critical requirement for learning the history of Uttarakhand. Good reading skills will help in understanding the nuances of the subject and its relevance in today's world.
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills: Studying history requires a critical analysis of events, causes, and consequences. Analytical skills will help in understanding and evaluating the significance of events and their impact on Uttarakhand's society.
  • Access to quality resources: Access to quality resources, such as books, articles, and recorded videos, is essential for studying the history of Uttarakhand. This will help in gaining a deeper understanding of the subject and its nuances.
  • A willingness to learn: A willingness to learn and an open-minded approach to history is essential for gaining a thorough understanding of Uttarakhand's history. It is important to approach the subject without any preconceived notions and to be open to new ideas and perspectives.
  • Familiarity with the local culture and traditions: Understanding the local culture, traditions, and language of Uttarakhand can provide valuable insights into the state's history and evolution. This will help in gaining a better understanding of the subject matter and its relevance to the region's people.
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The history of Uttarakhand is the most essential part of the Uttarakhand State exams in which Uttarakhand's history is the most extensive part of the state GS syllabus.

The recorded class videos of the history of Uttarakhand provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the past of this northern Indian state. These videos offer a comprehensive look at the political, social, and cultural history of Uttarakhand, covering various topics such as ancient civilizations, dynasties, rulers, and socio-cultural history. Watching these videos can provide an immersive learning experience, complete with visual aids and expert analysis. By learning about Uttarakhand's past through recorded videos, you can gain a deeper understanding of the region's roots, traditions, and cultural heritage, making it an excellent resource for students, history enthusiasts, and anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating Indian state.

The course includes the details of the Kuninda Dynasty, Paurav Vansh, Katyuri Vansh, Parmar Vansh, Gorkha Empire, Anglo-Gorkha Dispute, Chand Vansh, Tehri Vansh, British Shashan which is a very important part of Uttarakhand PCS i.e. civil services examination.  

Other Exams Covered Under UKPCS Course

Apart from UKPCS exams, the recorded course of Uttarakhand's history also covers other exams like Uttarakhand Judicial Service Examination, Uttarakhand Forest Range Officer Examination, Uttarakhand Assistant Conservator of Forests Examination, Uttarakhand Engineering Services Examination, Uttarakhand Lower Subordinate Services Examination, Uttarakhand Education Services Examination and Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) Examination State Eligibility Test. The course content is designed to cover all the important topics related to the history of Uttarakhand, which will help you prepare for various exams.

About The Teacher: Vikram Bhardwaj

Vikram Bhardwaj is an experienced teacher with several years of experience in teaching history. He has taken several classes on the history of Uttarakhand in various coaching institutes in Dehradun, which makes him an expert in the subject. With his vast knowledge and experience, he has designed the course content to help students prepare for UKPSC exams. He is presenting a complete knowledge of Uttarakhand that will help you understand the pattern of State's exams and civil services exams, etc.

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