World History [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 1 (Geography, Art & Culture, and History)]: Questions 7 - 11 of 16

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Question 7

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“The Naxal movement has remained relevant and active mainly due to the deepening and widening socio-economic disparities, deprivation and exclusion of tribal people who have always been seen as a dispensable population.” Critically comment. (250 Words November)

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A Naxal or Naxalite is a member of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) . The term Naxal derives from the name of the village Naxalbari in West Bengal, where the movement had its origin.

Why Naxalism is Still Relevant:

  • Failure to address the rout causes of problems like deepening and widening socio-economic disparities, deprivation and …

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Question 8

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Much of the experience of Russia՚s October Revolution has been horrific for the people of Russia, and benign for the rest of the world. Elucidate. (250 Words November)

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  • The October Revolution officially known in Soviet literature as the Great October Socialist Revolution and commonly referred to as Red October, the October Uprising, the Bolshevik Revolution, or Bolshevik Coup was a revolution in Russia led by the Bolsheviks and Vladimir Lenin that was instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1…

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Question 9

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Why did India wait till early 1990s to introduce structural economic reforms but not in 1970 as did by China? Critically examine. (150 Words November)

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  • The economic liberalisation in India refers to the economic liberalisation, initiated in 1991, of the country՚s economic policies, with the goal of making the economy more market and service-oriented and expanding the role of private and foreign investment.
  • Attempts were made to liberalise the economy in 1966 and 1985. The first attempt…

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Question 10

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What did the Russian Revolution mean to India, Indian politics and Indian political leadership? And how did colonial authorities react to these influences and interpretations? Examine.

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  • Russian revolution was a great event in world politics which influenced entire world and Indians leaders, political systems were no exceptions.
  • The Russian Revolution was arguably the last in a series of three “Asian” events that energized nationalist leaders in India in the years just before and after World War I after two great events…

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Question 11

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The religious competition during the Reformation period was essential to the birth of capitalism and it continues to be relevant today. Discuss. (250 Words November)

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  • Reformation was a rebellion against the religious authority and temporal power of the Catholic Church.
  • German sociologist Max Weber and English economic historian R. H. Tawney drew a direct causal link between the Calvinist Protestantism founded during the Reformation and modern capitalism.
  • Reformation broke the Church՚s monopoly in the …

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