GS Mains History 2006

1. Answer anyone of the following (in about 250 words): 30

a. Regardless of distance in time, there were lots of similarities between Lord Curzon and Jawahar Lal Nehru. Discuss.

b. How did the Government of India Act, 1935 mark a point of no return in the history of constitutional development in India?

2. Answer any two of the following (in about 150 words each): 2 × 15 = 30

a. What was the attitude of Indian industrialists towards the Indian National Congress in the pre-independent era?

b. Critically assess Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru’s views on Indian Nationalism.

c. Characterise the main features of Indian Renaissance.

3. Write about the following (not exceeding 20 words each): 15 × 2 = 30

Kalhana

Panini

Yakshagana

Natyasastra

Tabaqat-i-Nasiri

Madhura

Vijayam

Pandurang

Mahatmya

Prithviraj Raso

“The Insider”

Ali Sardar Jafri

Aruna Roy

Dr. JC Daniel

Balwant Gargi

Dr. Jayant Narlikar

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