From the history chapter Novels, Society and History (NCERT), is considered as an important chapter for exams.
The list of novels with author name and date will be useful for you in gaining a quick revision of chapter more clearly.
But, there aren’t many resources out there on the internet which includes all the Novels name, authors, dates and about the novel from the history chapter Novels, Society and History.
So, I’ve decided to collect all the important novel names from the history chapter Novels, Society and History, and put them all in the table below.
List of all the Novels, Writers and Dates from History Chapter Novels, Society and History
Novel is a modern form of literature. Novel writing began from the 17th century but, they flowered from the 18th century.
Here, we go.
|Novel Name||Writer’s name||Date||Objectives/Theme|
|Tom Jones||Henry Fielding (epistolary)||1749||Issued in six volumes which were priced three shillings each- which was more than what a labourer earned in a week|
|Pickwick Papers||Charles Dickens (serialised)||1836||Serialisation allowed readers to enjoy the suspense, discuss the characters such as television serials in today’s era|
|Hard Time||Charles Dickens||1854||Describes Coketown, a fictitious industrial town, serious place full of machinery|
|Oliver Twist||Charles Dickens||1838||Poor orphan lived in a world of the petty workhouse, finally adopted by a rich man|
|Germinal||Emile Zola||1885||Based on the life young miner in France|
|Mayor of Casterbridge||Thomas Hardy||1886||Michael Henchard, a grain merchant|
|Pride and Prejudice states||Jane Austen||1813||Make people think about a society which encouraged women to look for good marriages and find propertied husbands|
|Jane Eyre||Charlotte Bronte||1874||Jane is shown as independent and assertive, Jane at the age of 10 opposed the hypocrisy of her elders|
|Treasure Island||R.L.Stevenson’s||1883||A novel full of adventures, especially for young boys to idealise a new type of man|
|Jungle Book||Rudyard Kipling||1894||Great hits among youngsters|
|Ramona||Helen Hunt Jackson||1884||A love story written for adolescent girls became popular in the US|
|What Katy Did||Sarah Chauncey Woolsey||1872||Series entitled under her pen-name Susan Coolidge|
|Robinson Crusoe||Daniel Defoe||1719||Novel’s hero is a slave trader and an adventurer, Shipwrecked on the island, Crusoe treats coloured people, not as human beings|
|Kadambari||Banabhatta||17th Century||Tales in prose(novel comes to India), written in Sanskrit|
|Panchatantra||Vishnu Sharma||Around 200 BC||Tales in prose|
|Yamuna Paryatan||Baba Padmanji||1857||Employed a simple style of storytelling to speak about the plight of widows|
|Muktamala||Lakshman Moreshwar Halbe||1861||Imaginary romance narrative with a moral lesson|
|Indulekha||O.Chandu Menon||1889||First modern novel in Malayalam|
|Rajasekhara Caritamu||Kandukuri Viresalingam||1878||Wrote an original Telgu novel|
|Pariksha Guru||Srinivas Das||1882||Warned young men of rich families against the dangerous influences of bad company and resultant loose morals|
|Chadrakanta||Devaki Nandan Khatri||1888||A romance coupled with dazzling elements of fantasy (in the Hindi language)|
|Sewasadan||Premchand||1916||Deals with the poor condition of women in society (issue like child marriage, dowry)|
|Durgeshnandani||Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay||1865||Bengali Novel which achieved excellence so quickly|
|Sultana’s Dream||Rokeya Hossein||1905||A satiric fantasy in English shows a topsy-turvy world in which women take the place of men|
|Padmarag||Rokeya Hossein||1924||Pointed out the need for women to reform their condition by their own actions|
|Karuna o Phulmonir Bibaran||Hannah Mullens||1852||A Christian missionary, known as the first novel in Bengali|
|Saraswativijayam||Potheri Kunjambu||1892||Mounting a strong attack on caste oppression|
|Titash Ekti Nadir Naam||Advaita Malla Burman||1956||An epic about the Mallas, about three generations of the Mallas and their recurring tragedies|
|Anguriya Binimoy||Bhudeb Mukhopadhyay||1857||The first historical novel is written in Bengal (Its hero Shivaji engages in many battles against a clever and cunning Aurangzeb)|
|Anandamath||Bankim||1882||Novel about the secret Hindu militia which fights Muslims to establish the Hindu Kingdom|
|Rangbhoomi (The Arena)||Premchand||20th Century||The central character, Surdas, is a blind beggar from untouchable caste, (reflects the struggling of Surdas for his land)|
|Godan(The Gift of Cow)||Premchand||1936||An epic of the Indian peasantry (Story of Hori and Dhania fought for their land against moneylenders and landlords)|
So, that’s it.
All the novels of the chapter Novels, Society and History from the NCERT class 10 are listed above in the table format.
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