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Question 172

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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Was the Moplah Rebellion in Malabar an expression of anti-landlord and anti-foreign discontent? Discuss. (20 Marks)

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Moplah Rebellion in Malabar

  • With the establishment of British rule in India revolts and rebellion commenced in the different parts of India as the British expanded the territories revolts and rebellion also continue to spread in the new regions
  • The Moplah rebellion of 1921 was against the oppression and exploitation of the Muslim Moplah peasants by H…

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Question 173

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Critically examine the following statements in about 150 words each:

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“The collapse of Berlin Wall on 9 November, 1989 brought new meaning to the idea of cooperation in Europe.”

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The Collapse of Berlin Wall on Nov 9,1989

  • The fall of the Berlin Wall had started with the building of the wall in 1961. However, it took close to 3o years until the wall fell down.
  • The fall of the Berlin wall was later pursued by the disintegration of the USSR in 1991, and therefore lowering the communist grip over Eastern Europe.
  • The Berlin wall fal…

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Question 174

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Assess the contribution of Firoz Shah Bahamani and Mahmud Gawan in the field of education. (15 marks)

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Contribution of Firoz Shah Bahamani and Mahmud Gawan in the Field of Education

  • The Bahmani rulers were great patrons of education and learning. They invited Persian and Arabic scholars from other parts of India and abroad to come and settle down in their dominions.
  • The state granted liberal stipends and land grants to them and offered them the highes…

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Question 175

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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

“The arguments of the free traders were a curious mixture of economic hard-headedness, social benevolence, cosmopolitan idealism and class prejudice.” (10 Marks)

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The Arguments of the Free Traders Were a Curious Mixture

  • Socialism՚s basic features strike on the abolition of capitalism.
  • It wants to establish social control over the means of production, promote the abolition of private property and investments so that economic disparity ends and both the rich and the poor should get equal opportunity for their pr…

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Question 176

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Explain why Latin America was beset with chronic political instability and endemic military conflicts throughout most of the 19th century. (20 Marks)

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Latin America and Chronic Political Instability in the 19th Century

  • 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 ou…

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Question 177

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Critically examine the following statements in about 150 words each:

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“Kant՚s redefinition of reason and his rehabilitation of conscience marked a high point in the intellectual reaction against dominant rationalism of the Enlightenment.”

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Kant՚S Redefinition of Reason and His Rehabilitation of Conscience

  • Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) , a kindly and contemplative professor of philosophy at the German University of Konigsberg was thoroughly aroused by the skeptical and materialistic extremes of the Enlightenment. While appreciating science and dedicated to reason, he determined to shift …

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