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Question 122

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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Answer the following questions in about 150 words each:

“The battles of Tarain and Chandawar laid the foundations of Turkish rule in India” . Elaborate. (10 Marks)

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Battle of Tarain and Chandarwar

  • Battle of tarain and Chandawar played an important role in the history of medieval India at its laid to the foundations of Turkish rule in India.
  • 1st Battle of tarain fought between the two ambitious rulers Muizzuddin Muhammad and Prithviraj Chauhan, the conflict started over the rival claims for Tabarhinda. In the bat…

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Question 123

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Do you agree with the popular view that Mauryas established a unitary and highly centralized if not monolithic state system? (20 Marks)

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Mauryas Unitary and Highly Centralised System

  • The emergence of the Mauryan Empire during the last quarter of 4 century BC added a new chapter in Indian history because the Mauryan Empire was the first great empire of India, its emergence symbolizes the climax of the process of political and administrative evolution.
  • The Mauryan Empire was not the res…

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Question 124

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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The second urbanization gave rise to the organized corporate activities that reached their zenith during the Gupta period. Discuss. (20 Marks)

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The Second Urbanization

  • 6th century BC witnessed the emergence of a number of towns and cities in North India in the form of an Ahichhatra, Kaushambi, Vaishali, Champa, Ujjain, and takshila, etc. This was the second phase of urbanization in the Indian subcontinent because the first phase of the organization was in the form of Harappan Civilization w…

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Question 125

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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How would you explain the major trends of the Swadeshi Movement in Bengal? (20 Marks)

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Major Trends of the Swadeshi Movement

  • Immediately after the partition of the Bengal announcement in the Nationalist leader organized mass agitation all over Bengal gradually this agitations by transform in Swadeshi Movement in this launching of this moment change the character of Indian struggle against British rule.
  • The Swadeshi movement gives new a…

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Question 126

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Examine why Bolivar՚s failed to fructify in bringing about united stand of the Latin Americans. (10 Marks)

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Bolivar and the United Stand of the Latin Americans

  • Latin America was a part of the Spanish colonial Empire all the territories of Mexico downward except Brazil were ruled by Spain.
  • By the opening years of 19th century, the level of Nationalist awakening has increased enormously among people in Latin America, this awakening was the outcome of effect …

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Question 127

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Evaluate the contents of the Tabaqat-i-Nasiri as a source of medieval history. (10 marks)

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Medieval History and Tabaqat-I-Nasiri

  • Minhaj i Siraj (Minhaj) was an emigrant philosopher from Khorasan.
  • He belonged to a lineage of thinkers who were related with the courts of the Ghurid Sultans of Ghazna Firozkuh.
  • He served under various Ghurid nobles and princes before his migration to India.
  • He came to India in 1227, and joined Nasiruddin Qubacha …

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Question 128

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Examine the forces at work for the introduction of western education in India. Analyse the thrust given to it by the Christian Missionaries. (20 Marks)

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Western Education in India and the Christian Missionaries

  • The English company emerged as political power in India in 1765 but for the next half in century the company took no interest in the promotion of learning in India, the company was busy in exploiting Indian resources to the maximum possible extent, it had no time to pay attention to the educa…

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