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Question 1

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Sharda Sadan

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Sharda Sadan was a School for Indian Widows started in Bombay in the year 1889 by Pandita Ramabai. It was a house of learning for the widow community.

Sarda Sadan
  • The Sharda Sadan was opened in Bombay at Chowpatty, an area of Mumbai which was under the British Rule at that time.
  • This Sadan was mainly launched to uplift the life of the Hindu Women who …

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Question 2

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Nil Darpan

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Nil Darpan was a Bengali play written in 1858 - 1859 by Dinabandhu Mitra. This play was published in Dhaka (Bangladesh) in 1860.

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  • Nil Darpan was associated with the Indigo Revolt of Feb-March 1859 in Bengal. The farmers so as to protest against the exploitative farming nature of Britishers refused to sow indigo on their fields.
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Question 3

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Depressed Classes became more assertive under Jyotiba Phulle and Periyar

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Jyotiba Phulle was a reformer and writer from Maharashtra born on April 11 1827. Being a thinker and a social activist he played an important role in anti-caste social reform movement.

Periyar E. V. Ramasamy popularly known as Periyar was a politician and a social activist. He started Dravidar Kazhagam and Self-Respect Movement.

Jyotiba Phule
Dravidian Social Reformer

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Question 4

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Media being characterized as the fourth pillar of Democracy

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Media came into existence in the year 1780 with the introduction of a newspaper namely “The Bengal Gazette” . Since its formation Media has played a very crucial role in shaping up the life of people of the country as a whole.

Print Media (Newspapers, Magazines etc) , Electronic Media (TVs, Radio etc) , Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc) …

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Question 5

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Write Note on: Skill India Program

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Skill India Programme was launched by the Prime Minister of India on Jul 15,2015 with an aim to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022.

Various schemes were launched under the Skill India Programme such as Deen dayal upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Skill development for minorities, Cr…

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Question 6

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Mansabdari System was developed as the “steel frame” of the Mughal Empire

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Mansabdari System was a new system introduced in 1570 A. D by Akbar for regulating imperial services. Mansab means a post, an officer a rank, or status and a person holding any such position is known as the Mansabdar.

In other words we can say that the Mansabdari system was a system of ranking the government officials and determined their civil & mi…

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Question 7

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Growth and Development of Technical Education during the British Rule.

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The Britishers took a number of steps for the growth and development of Technical Education in India. A clause was added in 1813 charter by the British Parliament that allowed the Christian Missionaries to spread their religious ideas in India.

The East India Company was compelled by Charles Grant and William Wilberforce to spread English education …

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Question 8

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Sabarmati Ashram

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Sabarmati Ashram is located along the bank of river Sabarmati at Ahmedabad in Gujarat. This was also one of the residences of Mahatma Gandhi where he spent a lot of time. There was a daily recitation of Bhagwad Gita at Sabarmati Ashram.

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  • Sabarmati Ashram is also the place from where Gandhiji led the Dandi march or the Salt…

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Question 9

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Poona Sarvajanik Sabha

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To represent the aspirations of the people to the government, Poona Sarvajanik Sabha was founded by MG Ranade in 1870. The problems of the people were put before the government by publishing quarterly journals.

Poona Sarvajanik Sabha
  • This Sabha was organised for the purpose of mediation between people and the govt. The main aim was to popularise the …

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Question 10

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Deccan Policy of the Aurangzeb

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Khandesh, Berar, Ahmednagar, Bijapur, Golkonda and Bidar were the six Muslim states during the Mughal Period apart from one Hindu state Vijaynagar in the South. Aurangzeb was determined to conquer the entire South India.

Aurangzeb destroyed the Maratha Kingdom when Sambhaji (the son of Shivaji) was on the Maratha Throne.

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Question 11

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Harappan Civilization and the causes of its downfall

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The Harappan Civilization dated between 2600 and 1900 BC. The Harappan Civilization is also believed to be the first civilization in the world to have flourished in the vast plains created by the River Indus and its tributaries.

The civilization had a well-developed trade system, cities and sewerage system and metallurgy techniques along with many o…

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Question 12

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Kanaklata Barua

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Kanaklata Barua was a freedom fighter from Assam. She was shot dead while leading a procession bearing the National Flag during the Quit India Movement of 1942.

  • Kanaklata joined the Mrityu Bahini during the Quit India Movement of 1942.
  • Mrityu Bahini was a death squad comprising groups of youth from the Gohpur sub division of Assam.
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