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Question 25

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Why were a number of European trading companies attracted to India during the 16th -17th centuries.

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India was one of the most richest countries in the olden days with a plenty of resources such as Natural resources, Mineral resources, Forest resources along with a lot of wealth.

The wide scale availability Spices, Pepper, Ginger Cardamom, Indigo, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Cotton had great demand in Europe. The major sea routes for transportation of the

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Question 26

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The notion that there can be only one concept of what constitutes a nation, and that every other view is anti-national is intellectually empty at best and authoritarian at worst”. Examine in the light of this statement the current debate with regard to the concept of nationalism.

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The recent debates on nationalism and anti-nationalism have been confined for achieving political goals and gains through all the misconceptions and half-truths.

  • The concept of nationalism is being used for acquiring votes in the elections as far as India is concerned.
  • Just because of the different political or ideal views not matching with that of t

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Question 27

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The division of India into provinces and evolving a system of provincial administration by Akbar was an effective system of governance. Comment

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Akbar was a successful administrator. All appointments, promotions, and dismissals were based on his decisions and orders.

  • The provincial administration was organized on the model of Central administration.
  • During Akbar’s reign the number of provinces rose to 15 (with the conquest of some areas in the Deccan) which were 12 only before him. The term ‘

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Question 28

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What are the differences between Himalayan and Peninsular Rivers? Discuss.

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Tbble of the Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers
Himalayan RiversPeninsular Rivers
Consists of Indus, Ganga, Brahmaputra.Consists of Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Narmada and Tapi.
They have larger channel and valley length.They have comparatively a shorterChannel and valley length.
Here the bedrocks are soft, sedimentary and easily erodible.The bedrocks are not easily erodible.

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Question 29

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Discuss the changing scenario of pulses cultivation as well as their production.

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  • The main pulses grown in India include chickpea or Bengal gram, pigeon pea or red gram or arhar, lentil (masur in Hindi), urdbean or black gram, mungbean or green gram, moth bean, horse gram, pea, grass pea or khesari, cowpea, broad etc.
  • Over the last few years, Indians consumed approximately 22 million tones of pulses per annum but produced only 18

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Question 30

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What does Yoga represent in Indian Philosophical tradition? Is it the same that is practiced by the masses in the present day?

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  • The yogic mind is a deeper intelligence that grasps the fundamental laws of life, the universal dharmas. It sees all things as sacred and part of one greater Conscious Being.
  • Yoga, (Sanskrit: “Yoking” or “Union”) one of the six systems (darshans) of Indian philosophy. Its influence has been widespread among many other schools of Indian thought. Its

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