Company Logo

A Unique Take on World History: The Story of Humankind


470 ratings

41 reviews

Anirudh Kanisetti

Did you ever think history was boring? No more. This series will change the way you look at history by tracing out thousands of years of fascinating human stories, starting with the Bronze Age and ending with the 21st century. Along the way, you’ll hear stories about extraordinary men and women such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Queen Zenobia, and learn about everything from economics to religions, politics, assassinations, and elections. Beginning with the great civilizations of the Bronze Age and the establishment of the Persian Empire, the series traces out the evolution of societies in Europe and Asia under a number of different states ranging from the Roman Empire to the Tang Dynasty of China and the Guptas of India. Europe’s discovery of the New World, and the revolutions and wars that have catalysed human history, are narrated in a fun and engaging manner. The series ends with a discussion of the two World Wars and the Cold War, and how they shaped the 20th century and the modern world. Whether you’re curious about history or convinced that it’s boring, this is the course for you. Tags:History for UPSC CSE, World History, Global History, Resources on History, UPSC History, Fundamentals of History for UPSC CSE, Fundamentals of History for IAS Exam, History Syllabus for UPSC CSE, UPSC Online, UPSC Exam, UPSC Examination, UPSC Syllabus, UPSC IAS Exam, IAS Questions, IAS Syllabus, IAS Preparation, IAS Exam Syllabus CSE Exam, CSE Syllabus.


24 lessons • 4 h 14 m
Civilization: An Introduction

7m 06s

From Farms to Empires: The Bronze Age and Cyrus the Great, c. 3500 BCE - 500 BCE

11m 01s

The God-Kings: Greece, the Mauryas and China, c. 400 BCE - 200 BCE

9m 00s

The Glory of Rome: From Republic to Empire, c. 200 BCE - 150 CE

11m 38s

The Sons of Heaven: India and China, c. 200 BCE - 150 CE

9m 39s

Crisis and Christianity: The Decline of Rome, c. 150 - 350 CE

12m 45s

End of an Era: The Fall of the Western Roman Empire, c. 350 - 550 CE

10m 17s

Sun of Power: The Guptas, Harsha, and the Chinese Golden Age, c. 200 - 700 CE:

10m 24s

The Crescent Rises: The Story of Islam, c. 600 - 1100 CE

13m 29s

The Cross Conquers: The Story of Christianity, c. 800 - 1200 CE

12m 07s

The Mongols: The East Rises, c. 1200 - 1400 CE

12m 34s

A New World: The Islamic Gunpowder Empires and the discovery of the Americas, c. 1400 - 1550 CE

12m 18s

The Reformation: Europe in Chaos, c. 1500 - 1650 CE:

10m 48s

An Age of Absolutism: France and Russia rise, c. 1650 - 1750 CE

10m 28s

The Colonies: Britain on the Ascendant, c. 1730 - 1770 CE

9m 00s

Revolution! The American and French Revolutions, c. 1770 - 1804 CE

9m 13s

A New Europe: Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Revolution, c. 1800 - 1850 CE

8m 39s

Gunboats and Railroads: The West Leaps Ahead, c. 1800 - 1900 CE

11m 28s

The Old World: The Decline of India, China and Japan, c. 1770 - 1870 CE

11m 45s

The First World War, 1914 - 1919

10m 42s

The Second World War

9m 51s

A New World Order, c.1950 - 2000 CE

12m 45s

Welcome to the 21st Century

9m 18s

Epilogue: The Pale Blue Dot

8m 21s



41 reviews


reviewed on Jun 20, 2017

thank u. neeed more lessons similarly. thanks a lot sir. . . . . .

Rajat Mishra

reviewed on Jun 25, 2017

My gosh! That was one hell of an experience going through each chapter. Definitely my view on world history has changed and now I feel that this planet is a single nation and all the humans are citizens of this great entity.

Manoj Kumar

reviewed on Jun 10, 2017

Thanks a lot for putting up this course together. Both of your courses are amazing and it made history interesting. I also loved the highly colorful and visual presentation of the material. Thanks again for the wonderful course.

View more reviews