GS Mains History 2003
1. Answer any one of the following: (about 250 words) 30 Marks
a. The reforms of 1909 introduced a cardinal problem and ground of controversy at every revision of the Indian electoral system. Comment.
b. Discuss the problem that impeded the integration of the princely states into the Indian Union. How were these problems tackled?
2, Answer any two of the following: (about 150 words) 2 X 15 = 30 Marks
a. ‘The mainstay of Mahatma Gandhi’s movements was the rural India.’ Elucidate.
b. Discuss the character of major tribal uprisings in British India in the nineteenth Century.
c. Bring out the ideological basis of the Moderate-Extermist divide in the Indian National Congress.
3. Answer the following: (about 20 words) 15X 2 = 30 Marks
The Jatiya Sarkar of Tamluk
W W Hunter
Indu Lal Yajnik
Sir William Jones