The aspirants of UPSC Civil Services need to study the ideologies and the role played by leaders like Adolf Hitler, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and various others in shaping the world history. Only wondering why Mahatma Gandhi chose non-violence to overpower the Britishers away from India or why Adolf Hitler chose dictatorship which led to the death of millions in World War II will help but the same needs to be studied on a wider perspective.
From a mere introduction of the events which took place centuries and years back, the study needs to be evolved to a much higher level of in depth understanding of the various historical events which led to the present world. Likewise World History for General Studies (Paper -2) has been designed keeping in mind the required in depth study of the various historical events from beginning of 15th century to how it transformed into its present state. This book will be useful for students studying Contemporary World, as well as for those who are preparing for various competitive examinations.