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Question 129

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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

“Two important intellectual criteria which informed the reform movements were rationalism and religious universalism.” (10 Marks)

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Intellectual Criteria and the Reform Movements

  • The socio-religious reform movements of the 19th century was response and reaction to the circumstances prevailing in India, at this time a large number of evils prevailing in Indian society in the form of casteism, untouchability, child marriage, Sati and widow marriages, etc.
  • These evils had exhausted …

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Question 130

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Answer the following in about 150 words each: 10 × 5 = 50 marks

Do you agree with the view that the growth of vernacular literature in the 19th and the 20th centuries paved the way for social reform and cultural revival in India? (10 marks)

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Growth of Vernacular Literature

  • The vernacular literature developed during the 18th and 19th centuries played an important role in the life of Indians in political, social and cultural dimensions.
  • The growth resulted in the rise of Indian nationalism because the vernacular literature published events taking place in the various part of India as a res…

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Question 131

Appeared in Year: 2019

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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. (Identify the following places marked xvi to xx)

(xvi) Ancient education centre

(xvii) Pre-Harappan site

(xviii) Chalcolithic period site

(xix) Early inscriptional site

(xx) Ancient petroglyphs site

Identify the Following Places Marked on the Map

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(XVI) Ancient Education Centre-Nalanda

  • Nalanda has a very ancient history and goes back to the days of Mahavira and Buddha in sixth and fifth centuries B. C. Many references in the Pall Buddhist literature mention about Nalanda. It is said that in course of his journeys Buddha often halted at this place. It is also the place of birth and nirvana of …

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