I was going thorugh old NCERT books
, xerox copy, and struggled
for 3 days. i had committed myself not to go for any other books but only NCERTs in as many subjects as possible. however, few days back i happened to read Norman Lowe's history book
from my flatmate, and found it to be really really good quality. First
, it was written in question answer formatSecond
, it was not too elaborate or needless like NCERT - (they have covered World history during WW1 & WW2 in to much detail, even covered every single country like SE Asia etc, which i dont think is the core, i would rather prefer doing the core things first then going for sidey topics)Third
, though written in notes format, it is really easy and interesting
, it almost covers everything in few words.Fifth
, the thinking exercises given in it are really really good. I have been attempting those questions, even jotting down points on paper..have really helped me in remembering what i have read easily. Not like old NCERT which has become like an ocean for me
pls those who have read the book give your review.
I ordered from flipkart and got it and also read 4 chapters already.
ps I am not suggesting that dont read ncert. but do read lowe's book, if u get too messed up in the elaborate ncert book. once you have made a structure with lowe's book, u can read ncert and add value to ur knowledge.
Lowe is available on flipkart on below link -http://www.flipkart.com/mastering-modern-world-history-3rd/p/itmczz2fhqfhp2g5?pid=9780333932186
those who have read both ncert and Lowe, pls share your comparison