GS Mains History 1979

1. Describe briefly the contribution of any seven of the following to the xxx and thought of modern India (About 40 words each) 28

Vivekananda

Sri Aurobindo

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

Dayanand Saraswati

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Mirza Ghalib

Saroji Naidu

CV Raman

Lala Lajpat Rai

2. Explain the cultural importance of any six of the following places (About 50 words each) 30 Amritsar

Ajmer

Ajanta

Aligarh

Patna

Pune

Pandicherry

Goa

Santiniketan

Tanjore

3.Describe briefly the impact of any seven of the following on India (about 40 words each) 28

The Great War of 1914 − 18

The Green Revolution

The founding of the United Nations

The World Bank UNESCO

Man’s Landing on the moon

Non-alignment

Leo Tolstoy

Karl Marx

4. Assess the success and failure of India education and indicate the desirable changes needed in the present system (About 200 words).

5. Explain briefly the main contributions of Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore and Jawaharlal Nehru to the making of modern India (About 250 words). 30

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