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Question 84

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Identify the broad contours of the Mughal foreign policy and their impacts on the Mughal Empire. (20 marks)

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Broad Contours of the Mughal Foreign Policy

  • The Mughals foreign policy of the was associated to the interaction with the 3 great powers of the period namely
    • Safaid empire of Persia (Iran)
    • Uzbek empire of Central Asia,
    • The Ottoman empire of Turkey.
  • The Mughals’ original belongs to Central Asia. They were thrown out by the Uzbeks. The Uzbeks were Sunni-Mu

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Question 85

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Identify the following places marked on the map supplies to you and write a short note of about 30 words on each of them in your Question-cum-Answer Booklet. Locational hints for each of the places marked on the map are given below seriatim. (2.5 × 20 = 50 Marks) (Identify the following places marked i to v)

(i) A Prehistoric cave-paintings’ site

(ii) A Neolithic-Chalcolithic site

(iii) An Early Harappan site

(iv) A Harappan site

(v) An ancient capital city

Locational hints for each of the places marked on the map

Locational Hints for Each of the Places Marked on the Map

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(i) A Prehistoric Cave-Paintings’ Site-Bhimbetka

  • The Rock Shelters_of Bhimbetaka (or Bhim Baithaka) lie in the Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh, 45 km south of Bhopal at the southern edge of the (Vindhyachal hills] South of these rock shelters are successive ranges of The Satpura hills.
  • The Bhimbetka shelters we’re inhabited by hominids like Homo er

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Question 86

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Did the mastery over agriculture act as a leverage for the rise of Harappan towns and cities? Discuss. (15 Marks)

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Mastery over Agriculture and the Rise of Harappan Towns and Cities

  • The Harappan civilization was characterized by a wide variety of economic bases the primary, secondary as well as tertiary activities are well developed.
  • The archaeological evidence discovered from the various settlements helps in understanding the character and the composition of the

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Question 87

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Discuss the nature of peasant movements under the Kisan Sabhas during 1920 - 1940. (10 Marks)

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Peasant Movements under the Kisan Sabhas

  • Peasant movements came to be greatly influenced by the national movement in 1920s and 1930s. Non-cooperation movement and the confidence generated by it infused them the spirit of resistance and opposition among them.
  • Call for non - payment of land revenue added to the anti-imperialistic and anti-Zamindari fer

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Question 88

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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How did the temples of South India, as financial institutions, have deep impact on the social institutions of early medieval period? Critically examine. (15 marks)

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South Indian Temples as Financial Institutions

  • The temples emerged as an important institution in South India as they’re financially strong and able to perform a number of important social-cultural, political, administrative and economic functions.
  • The temple decided local values, customs and traditions norms of social behavior also formulated by the

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