History PYQs

Defying the barriers of age, gender and religion, the Indian women became the torch bearer during the struggle for freedom in India. Discuss. (10 marks-200 words).

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Several foreigners made India their homeland and participated in various movements. Analyze their role in the Indian struggle for freedom. 10 marks-200 words

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In many ways, Lord Dalhousie was the founder of modern India. Elaborate. 10 marks-200 words

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Critically discuss the objectives of Bhoodan and Gramdan movements initiated by Acharya Vinoba Bhave and their success. 10 marks-200 words.

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Write a critical note on the evolution and significance of the slogan “Jai Jawana Jai Kisan”. 10 marks-200 words.

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Discuss the contribution of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to pre-and post independent India. 10 marks-200 words.

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Analyse the circumstances that led to Tashkent Agreement in 1966. Discuss the highlights of the agreement. 10 marks-200 words

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Critically examine the compulsions which prompted India to play a decisive roles in the emergence of Bangladesh. 10 marks-200 words.

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The third battle of Panipat was fought in 1761. Why were so many empire-shaking battles fought at Panipat?

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Sufis and medieval mystic saints failed to modify either the religious ideas and practices or the outward structure of Hindu / Muslim societies to any appreciable extent. Comment.

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Examine critically the various facets of economic policies of the British in India from mid-eighteenth century till independence.

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In what ways did the naval mutiny prove to be the last nail in the coffin of British colonial aspirations in India?

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What were the major political, economic and social developments in the world which motivated the anti-colonial struggle in India?

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How difficult would have been the achievement of Indian independence without Mahatma Gandhi? Discuss.

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Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B R Ambedkar, despite having divergent approaches and strategies, had a common goal of amelioration of the downtrodden. Elucidate. (12.5M)

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It would have been difficult for the Constituent Assembly to complete its historic task of drafting the Constitution for Independent India in just three years, but its experience gained with the Government of India Act, 1935 .Discuss.(12.5M)

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Explain how the upraising of 1857 constitutes an important watershed in the evolution of British policies towards colonial India.

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Discuss the role of women in the freedom struggle especially during the Gandhian phase.

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Highlight the differences in the approach of Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi in the struggle for freedom.

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Has the formation of linguistic states strengthened the cause of Indian unity?

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Clarify how mid-eighteenth century India was beset with the spectre of a fragmented polity.  (150 words)

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Why did the ‘Moderates’ failed to carry conviction with the nation about their proclaimed ideology and political goals by the end of the nineteenth century?  (150 words)

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What are the two major legal initiatives by the State since Independence addressing discrimination against Scheduled Tribes (STs)?  (150 words)

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Examine how the decline of traditional artisanal industry in colonial India crippled the rural economy.  (250 words)

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Highlight the importance of the new objectives that got added to the vision of Indian Independence since the twenties of the last century.  (250 words)

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Assess the importance of the accounts of the Chinese and Arab travellers in the reconstruction of the history of India. (10)

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Throw light on the significance of the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in the present times. (10)

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The Bhakti movement received a remarkable re-orientation with the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Discuss. (15)

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Discuss whether formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India. (15)

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Why indentured labour was taken by the British from India to their colonies? have they been able to preserve their cultural identity over there? (15)

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The 1857 uprising was the culmination of the recurrent, big and small local rebellions that had occurred in the preceding hundred years of British rule. Elucidate. (150 words 10 marks)

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Examine the linkages between the nineteenth century’s ‘Indian Renaissance’ and the emergence of national identity.    (150 words 10 marks)

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Many voices had strengthened and enriched the nationalist movement during the Gandhian phase. Elaborate.     (250 words 15 marks)

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Assess the role of British imperial power in complicating the process of transfer of power during the 1940s.  (250 words 15 marks)

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