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Question 111

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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How far was the widow remarriage movement effective in arousing social concern for Indian women? (10 Marks)

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Widow Remarriage Movement

  • The history of widow Remarriage Movement can be traced from the middle of the eighteenth century, Rajballah of Dacca made an attempt to reintroduce Widow Remarriage in the Hindu Society but could not succeed.
  • Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar devoted himself with extraordinary courage and zeal for furthering the cause of wido

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Question 112

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Trace the growth of Arab nationalism after the First World War. How far was it a reaction to Oil imperialism? (20 marks)

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The Growth of Arab Nationalism After the First World War

  • Egypt was a part of the Roman Empire till 1640, when it was captured by the Ottomans, hereafter Egypt remain a part of the Ottoman Empire at least in theory till the middle of the 20th century.
  • In 1789 - 99 Napoleon try to capture Egypt to use it as a launching pad against British India but he

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Question 113

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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“The concept of Ashoka’s Dhamma as found through his inscriptions had its roots in Vedic-Upanishadic literature. ” Discuss. (15 Marks)

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Ashoka’s Dhamma

  • In the history of mankind, the great rulers have initiated various measures for the welfare and progress of their people, in the list of these measures Ashoka Dhamma comes foremost it was one of the most well thought out the initiative in the history of mankind the references found in the Ashokan inscriptions throw light on the Dhamm

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Question 114

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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Answer the following questions in about 150 words each:

Discuss the literature written in Hindi in Mughal India. (10 Marks)

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Literature Written in Hindi in Mughal India

  • The establishment of Turkish rule in India Mark the beginning of a new phase in Indian history because the Turks introduced the culture of historiography and it was highly developed during the course of the medieval age.
  • The three centuries from 16th to 18th saw the maturing of the literature of a large num

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Question 115

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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Explain the major ideas of Enlightenment. Discuss the contribution of Rousseau in Enlightenment. (20 Marks) ​​​​​​​

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Enlightenment

  • Enlightenment refers to new knowledge or thinking that emerged in Europe in the 17th Century by the 18th century these new ideas had received greater European attention and the age of enlightenment commenced in Europe.
  • Enlightenment was the cultural mass movement based on the idea of rationality, scientific Outlook, humanism and critica

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Question 116

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In the Chinese Revolution of 1949, the elements of communism and nationalism were discernible. Explain the statement in the light Mao’s strategy which was different from that of Lenin.

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Chinese Revolution of 1949

  • The Chinese civil war 1945 - 49 is known as the Chinese revolution because the victory of the communist party in this war has resulted in the emergence of Communist China. This civil war was the outcome of the ideological difference between the communist Chinese Communist Party led by Mao Zedong and the KMT Kuomintang part

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Question 117

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Art and culture are reflected to a far greater extent than political history in the epigraphic sources. Comment. (15 Marks)

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Art and Culture

  • The epigraph is the systematic study of inscription belongs to different periods of ancient India, a large portion of human life is only known through epigraphically sources.
  • Beginning from the arrival of the first man in the Indian subcontinent no literary source of any kind is available up to 1500 BC till Vedic age.
  • Epigraphically so

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