GS Mains History 2009

1. Critically analyze any two of the following statements with reference to the context in which they were made (in about 150 words each) 15 × 2 = 30

a. Many Englishmen honesty consider themselves the trustees for India and yet to what a condition they have reduced our country.

b. The Foreign power will be withdrawn but for me real freedom will come only when we free ourselves of the dominance of western education, western culture and western way of living which have been ingrained in us.

c. Satan cannot enter till he finds a flaw. A great ocean separate us educated few from the millions in our country.

2. Write about the following (not exceeding 20 words each)

King Nongbah

Maski

Govind Guru

‘Brahmadeya’ ‘

Egmore Faction’

Haileybury College

Ijara System

Taji Mideren

Gurudwara Reform Movement

‘Marumakkathayam’

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