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Question 89

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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Critically analyze the changing nature of caste and gender relations during the early medieval period. (15 Marks)

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Caste and Gender Relations During the Early Medieval Period

  • The nature and character of socio-cultural institutions and practices during this age are significantly different from something witnessed during the previous period, the outlook was entirely narrow and rigid in society.
  • The liberal and progressive elements of Gupta՚s age are nowhere visible…

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Question 90

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Examine the role of Bismarck in state building in Germany.

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Role of Bismarck in State Building of Germany

  • The first phase of German unification started over the issue of the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein which were under the dominance of Denmark. Those two Duchies were located between Germany and Denmark. Holstein was a member of the German Federation and had German population.
  • Schleswig enjoyed German ma…

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Question 91

Appeared in Year: 2016

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Identify the following places marked on the map supplied 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 xi to xv)

(xi) A Neolithic site

(xii) A Harappan site

(xiii) A capital city

(xiv) A rock-cut cave site

(xv) A late Harappan site

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(XI) a Neolithic Site-Mahagraha Uttar Pradesh

  • Excavations at Mahagara revealed a Neolithic deposit of 2.60 m.
  • Mahagara present conclusive evidence of the cultivation of rice and its use as staple food by the peooie inhabiting the area.

(XII) a Harappan Site-Rojdi

  • Rojdj is an archaeological site belonging to the Indus Valley civilization, (it is located…

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Question 92

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Describe the new architectural features added by successive Sultans in the construction of Tombs in India. (20 Marks)

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New Architectural Features Added by Successive Sultans

  • Today memorials and Tombs are hardly constructed but centuries earlier medieval rulers laid emphasis on building tombs.
  • The tomb was a significant concern for rulers, the Egyptian Pharaohs construct Pyramids during their lifetimes and in India, the Sultanate kings in spite of continuous warfare t…

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Question 93

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Critically examine the following statements in about 150 words each: 10 × 5 = 50

How would you explain the nature of pre-Marxian Socialism? (10 Marks)

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Nature of Pre-Marxian Socialism

  • Socialism emerged as a response and reaction to the evils of Industrial capitalism the emergence of industrial capitalism resulted in the extreme suffering of the working class,
  • The exploitation of workers forces the intellectuals of the age like Charles Leonard Simonte along with others to raise the voice against the …

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