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GS Mains History Q&A: 4

Q.4 ​Portugal’s refusal to give up Goa inspite of India’s repeated requests, led to a two-fold struggle. Elaborate.  Ans: At the time of Union of India’s independence from the British Empire in 1947, Portugal held a handful of exclaves in the Indian subcontinent – the districts of Goa, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar […]

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GS Mains History Q&A: 3

Q.3 ​No battle in the history of India had an impact that was so vast, so immediate and so permanent as the Battle of Plassey. In this context, analyze how the British position in India changed thereafter? Ans: The beginnings of British political sway over India may be traced back to the battle of Plassey […]

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GS Mains History Q&A: 2

Q.2 ​Do you think that Quit India Movement was a spontaneous revolution? Justify.  Answer: Various scholars have analyzed questions of spontaneity and preparedness of the Quit India Movement in terms of action and reaction. The overwhelming view is that this movement was not a controlled volunteer movement like Gandhi’s previous movements of 1920-22 and 1930-34. […]

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GS Mains History Q&A: 1

Q. ​Industrial Revolution, which affected every part of life in Great Britain, proved to be a mixed blessing. Analyze both the merits and demerits of the Industrial Revolution.  Answer: Industrial Revolution led to wide ranging changes not only in the political and economic spheres, but in the social, cultural, technological and psychological etc. spheres as […]

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