DPPH: 22 February

1. The Chinese traveller Yuan Chwang (Hiuen Tsang) who visited India recorded the general conditions and culture of India at that time. In this context, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. The roads and river-routes were completely immune from robbery.

2. As regards punishment for offences, ordeals by fire, water and poison were the instruments for determining the innocence or guilt of a person.

3. The tradesmen had to pay duties at ferries and barrier stations.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 2.Consider the following Bhakti Saints:

1. Dadu Dayal
2. Guru Nanak
3. Tyagaraja

Who among the above was/were preaching when the Lodi dynasty fell and Babur took over?

(a) 1 and 3

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1 and 2

Q 3. With reference to the religious history of medieval India, the Sufi mystics were known to pursue which of the following practices?

1. Meditation and control of breath
2. Severe ascetic exercises in a lonely place
3. Recitation of holy songs to arouse a state of ecstasy in their audience

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

4. Match the following:

List I                                           List II

(School of Thought)                  (Person)

A. Mimansa                                1. Aksapada Gautama

B.  Nyaya                                    2. Isvarakrsna

C.  Sankhya                                 3. Jaimini

D. Vaisesika                                4. Uluka Kaunda


      A     B       C          D

(a) 3      1         2         4

(b) 2      4         3          1

(c) 3      4         2          1

(d) 2       1        3          4

5. Who among the following rulers was the builder of Jahan-Panah, Delhi’s fourth city ?

(a) Sultan  Shamsuddin Iltutmish

(b) Sultan  Alauddin Kbalji

(c) Sultan  Muhammad  bin  Tughlaq

(d) Sultan  Sikandar Lodi

6. Which one of the following Acts removed the legal recognition of  slavery in India ?

(a) Pitt’s India Act,  1784

(b) The Charter  Act,  1833

(c) The Act XI of  1835

(d) The Act V of  1843

7. With  reference  to  the Ghadar movement,  consider the  following  statement`s  :

1. The first issue of the newspaper Ghadar’ was published in  the  Gurumukhi  script

2. The organizers of the Movement asked the Sikh soldiers to revolt  against the British

3. Sat  Sri Akal was  the  rallying  cry  of  the Ghadar Movement

Which of the statement given above is/are correct ?

(a) 1  and 2

(b)  2  only

(c) 1 and 3

(d)  2 and 3

8. Match the List-1 and the List-II and select the correct answer using  the  code  given  below  the lists :

List-I                                     List-II

(Party)                                  (Leader)

(a)  Praja  Party                   1 .  Fazlul  Huq

(b) Congress  Socialist Party  2.  Sahajanand Saraaswati

(c)  All India  Kisan Sabha       3.  Sir  Sikander Hyat Khan

(d)  Unionist Party             4.  Minoo  Masani

Codes :

      A     B      C      D

(a) 2       3       1       4

(b) 1       4       2       3

(c) 2       4       1       3

(d) 1        3       2       4

9. Consider the following statements with reference toPitt’s India Act:

1. Pitt’s India Act 1784 provided that only covenanted servants were in future to be appointed members of the Council of theGovernor-General

2. The Pitt’s India Act 1784 prohibited all aggressive wars in India and all treaties of guarantee with the Indian Princes

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

10. Match List I (Ancient Kingdom) with List l1 (Capital) and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:
List I List II
(Ancient Kingdom) (Capital)
A. Anga 1. Champa
B. Vatsa 2. Kausambi
C. Matsya 3. Viratanagar
D. Surasena 4. Mathura
(a) 1 2 3 4

(b) 3 4 1 2

(c) 1 4 3 2

(d) 3 2 1 4

Mains Type Questions:

Q. The current practice of categorization of ‘Early Modern India’ is based on a shift from the old imperialist periodization of ‘Muslim India’ – ‘British India’ to the more secularist one of ‘Medieval India’ – ‘Modern India’, which puts Indian history in a universalist chronological Structure.” Critically evaluate. (200 words)

Q. What was the Anglicisit-Orientalist controversy about? How was it resolved and with what results? (250 words)


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