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Question 248

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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There are no literary sources for the Harappan culture and non-archaeological evidence for the Vedic period Explain the phenomenon. (20 Marks)

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Harappan Culture and Non-Archaeological Evidence for the Vedic Period

  • There was always a debate among the historians regarding the correlation of literature and archaeology during the period c. 2000 - 500 BCE revolves around the Aryan issue and the relationship between the Vedic and Harappan cultures.
  • Many different attempts have been made to relate

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Question 249

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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“The political disintegration was responsible for the socio-economic decline in India during the 18th century. ” Comment.

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Political Disintegration and the Socio-Economic Decline in India

  • The 18th century was the age of remarkable development in Indian history because the great Mughal Empire underwent disintegrations and British rule got established in India.
  • A different section of historians had portrayed the 18th century quite differently and because of this number of

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Question 250

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Do you agree with the view that the formation of NATO marked a revolution in American attitude to the world problems? (10 Marks)

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The Formation of the (NATO)

  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization look place m April 1949. The Berlin blockade showed the West’s military unreadiness and frightened them into making definite preparations.
  • Already in March 1948, Holland, Britain, France, Belgium and Luxembourg had ratified the Brussels Defence Treaty, promising military alliance in case

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Question 251

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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

Explain the main features of the US Federal Constitution. (10 marks)

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US Federal Constitution and Its Main Features

  • US Federal Constitution was drafted by American Congress comprising 55 delegates coming from different colonies it was adopted on 17 September 1787 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania it was the first written constitution in the world in IT inspired the other countries to develop faith in the idea of constitut

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Question 252

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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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 x 20 = 50 Marks)

(Identify the following places marked 16 to 20)

16. An ancient capital

17. Painted Grey Ware site

18. A Jaina centre

19. Chalcolithic site

20. An ancient capital

Identify the following places marked on the map

Identify the Following Places Marked on the Map

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16. An Ancient Capital-Sannathi

  • It is situated in the Gulbarga district of Karnataka. The excavations and explorations reveal that it was a Buddhist centre between the first century BC and the third century AD. The site contains stupa and other architectural relics of the Satavahana period.
  • A piece of the Roultted ware found here may suggest some rom

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