RISE OF NATIONALISM IN EUROPE:
The chapter discusses how nationalism emerged as a force and resulted in major social, economic and political changes in Europe. How nationalism emerged in a country where there were diverse groups and languages and how was the idea of nation-state carried forward by the people are the topics that are dealt with within this chapter. Then the chapter starts with The French Revolution and the Idea of Nation and further continues with the detailed explanation of the terms Conservatism, Liberalism, etc.
NATIONALISM IN INDIA:
As we all know India gained its independence after 200 years of colonialization, but different groups, the different class have felt the effects of colonization differently and with their experiences their notions of freedom differed too. So how did India receive its freedom when its definition was different for all? This is the question answered by the chapter in detail, where we study revolutions, revolts, and movements like Non- Cooperation, Satyagraha etc.
THE MAKING OF A GLOBAL WORLD:
The chapter mainly focuses on how the economies, livelihoods and societies of the global world gradually became interlinked and interconnected. From ancient to modern times how the trade routes became important not just for trade but also for the movement of culture along with the people is discussed in detail in the chapter.
THE AGE OF INDUSTRIALISATION:
The chapter changes the lay man definition of the word industry which is usually used as a synonym for factories. It separates the two terms completely by discussing how the large – scale industrial production for the international market took place even before the industries were set – up. Proto – Industrialisation, Definition of a worker, Hand labor and Steam power and Industrialisation in Colonies are the topics discussed with utmost importance.
PRINT CULTURE AND THE MODERN WORLD:
The chapter is interesting as it discusses the development of Print and how it influenced cultures and economies everywhere. How the spread of technology had an impact on the social life of the people through cinema posters, advertisements, paintings, diaries, etc. have been discussed.