GS Mains History 2008

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

(a)  “The emergence of new social Classes in British India was the direct consequence of the establishment of new social economy, new state system, administrative machinery and Western education.” Discuss.

(b)  “British vision of India had no single coherent set of ideas. On the contrary, the ideas were shot through with contradictions and inconsistencies.” Discuss.

(c)  “Non-Cooperation Movement gave new direction and energy to the National Movement.” Explain.

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

(a) Lakshmi Bai, Rani of Jhansi

(b) Ilbert Bill

(c)  Lala Hara Dayal

(d) Vaikam Satyagraha

(e) Indian States Commission

(f) Bodhisattva

(g) Megasthenes

(h) Brihadeshwara Temple, Tanjore

(i) Perini Shivatandavam

(j) Allasani Peddana

(k) Golkonda Fort

(l) Chishti Silsila

(m) Chouth and Sardeshmukhi

(n) Poona Sarvajanik Sabha

(o) ‘Rama Sethu’

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