GS Mains History 2011

1. Answer one of the following in about 250 words: 20

a. Trace the salient sequence of events in the popular revolt that took place in February 1946 in the then, ‘Royal Indian Navy’ and bring out its significance in the freedom struggle. Do you agree with the view that the sailors who took part in this revolt were some of the unsung heroes of the freedom struggle?

b. Evaluate the influence of the three important women’s organizations of the early twentieth century in India on the Country’s society and politics. To what extent do you think were the social objectives of these organizations constrained by their political objectives?

2. In the context of the freedom struggle, write short notes (not exceeding 50 words each) on the following: 5 × 3 = 15 ‘Benoy-Badal-Dinesh’ martyrdom Bharat Naujawan Sabha ‘Babbar Akali’ movement.

3. Attempt the following in not more than 50 words each: 5X 4 = 20

a. Distinguish either between the ‘Moatsu’ and ‘Yemshe’ festivals of Nagaland or the ‘Losar’ and ‘Khan’ festivals of Arunachal Pradesh.

b. Write a sentence each on any five of the following traditional theatre forms:

Bhand Pather

Swang

Maach

Bhaona

Mudiyettu

Dashavatar

c. What are the major different styles of unglazed pottery making in India?

d. List the classical dance forms of India as per the Sangeet Natak Akademi.

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