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Question 1

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Discuss the changing approaches to the study of early Indian history.

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Early Indian History and Changing Approaches

  • The modern research regarding early Indian history started in the 18th century because of the needs of the colonial administration set up by the British.
  • Manusmriti was translated into English as the Code of Gentoo laws in 1776. The initial efforts culminated with establishment of the Asiatic Society of Be…

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Question 2

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Discuss the nature of peasant movements under the Kisan Sabhas during 1920 - 1940. (10 Marks)

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Peasant Movements under the Kisan Sabhas

  • Peasant movements came to be greatly influenced by the national movement in 1920s and 1930s. Non-cooperation movement and the confidence generated by it infused them the spirit of resistance and opposition among them.
  • Call for non - payment of land revenue added to the anti-imperialistic and anti-Zamindari fer…

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Question 3

Indian Response to British Rule
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Appeared in Year: 2016

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

“League of Nations is a League of Notions.” Comment. (10 marks)

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League of Nations is a League of Notions

  • League of the nation was established by prime members of Paris Peace Conference in 1920 to protect the future generations from the destruction caused by wars and battles, the World War I, left behind a trail of devastation and to save the humanity from the similar crises in future League of the nation was cre…

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Question 4

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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

“The Kol Insurrection was mainly a war of the tribal inhabitants of Chotanagpur against the non-tribal settlers and service-holders.” (10 Marks)

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The Kol Insurrection

  • With the establishment of British rule in India revolts and rebellion commenced in different parts of India as the British expanded the territories revolts and rebellion also continue to spread in new regions.
  • The 19th -century tribal revolts constitute an important chapter in the history of modern India, the immediate impact of …

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Question 5

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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

“The Mutiny of 1857 was much more than a Mutiny of Sepoys and much less than a National Rebellion.” Comment. (10 marks)

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The Revolt of 1857

  • The revolt of 1857 was the greatest challenge faced by the British in India till that time.
  • The revolt shock the foundation of British rule, at one time it appeared as if the British rule came to an end, this revolt enjoys the place of great significance in modern Indian history.
  • In spite of the fact that the revolt of 1857 was a gr…

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Question 6

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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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