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Question number: 9

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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How was the controversial McMahon Line responsible for the Indo-China War of 1962?

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McMahon Line was greatly responsible for the Indo-CHINA War of 1962. Infact it was the McMahon line because of which The Indo-China War of 1962 happened.

  • There was an agreement reached out between India and Tibet (Bhutan eastwards to Burma) called as McMahon Line.

  • There was a tri-partite agreement in 1914 at Shimla between The British, Tib

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Question number: 10

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Discuss the contributions of Chandragupta Maurya in creating the First Indian Empire.

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Chandragupta Maurya made an immense contribution in creating the First Indian Empire:

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  • Chandragupta Maurya defeated the Nanda Empire (Empire on Indo-Gangetic Plains) which led to the establishment of the Mauryan Empire (at the age of 20years). Before his arrival India was div

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Question number: 11

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Should the era of the Great Mughals be considered as successful in creating a harmonious and strong empire in India? Discuss.

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  • To some extent particularly during the reign of Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan, The Mughal Era can be considered as successful in creating a harmonious and strong empire in India.
  • The best known members of the Mughal Dynasty were its first emperors-Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, and Aurangzeb are collectively known as the Great

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Question number: 12

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Why is Bhakti Movement considered an important secularizing force in medieval India?

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The Bhakti Movement is considered an important secularizing force in medieval India because of the following features and its impact:

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  • Under the invasion of Muslim Rule, the Muslim rulers in general wanted to enforce the Islamic laws on the Hindus. The Muslim rule had put dread in the heart

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Question number: 13

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Discuss the reasons for the decline of the Indus Valley Civilisation in the beginning of the 2nd Millennium BC.

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  • Though the exact reason of the decline of the Indus Valley Civilisation is not known still on the basis of excavations and facts the following reasons were proposed:
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  • Mortimer Wheeler’s Theory: Sir Mortimer Wheeler (British Archaeologist) proposed The Aryan Invasion

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Question number: 14

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Write a note on the history of census operations in pre-independent India.

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  • India is probably one of those few countries in the world with a proud history of conducting Census after every 10 years.

    • The planning and execution of Indian Census has always been challenging and fascinating.

    • James Princep conducted methodology census in Allahabad town in 1824 and in the city of Benras in 1827 - 28.

    • According to t

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Question number: 15

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Examine the ideas and ideology of Jyotiba Phule. Can he be termed as a radical?

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  • Jyotirao ‘Jyotiba’ Govindrao Phule (Born on 18th April 1827) was a prominent social reformer and thinker of the nineteenth century India.

    • He led the movement against the prevailing caste-restrictions in India. He revolted against the domination of the Brahmins and struggled for the rights of peasants and other low-caste people.

    • Mahatma J

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Question number: 16

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Present a major sketch of major Sufi orders in India. What was their goal?

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The various Sufi Orders established after the conquest of northern India by Muslims are described below:

  • Chisti: The Chisti order was a great success because of the personality of its early leaders who knew exactly how to adapt to customs and culture of India. The practices of the Chisti were close to those of Hinduism such as control on breat

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Question number: 17

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Given the odds and the opposition from princely states, their integration was a huge achievement. Whom do you consider the architect of Indian Integration after Independence? Discuss.

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‘Sardar Patel was the architect of national integration after Independence. He integrated 562 princely states with the Union of India and prevented the Balkanisation of the newly-independent country.

  • In 1947 the problem of partition, communal riots and a refugee crisis was prevalent. To prevent any possibility of anarchy Sardar Patel kept tryi

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