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GS Mains History Q&A: 10

Q.10 ​The socio-religious reform movements of the 19th century did not fundamentally challenge the caste and gender hierarchies of the Indian Society. Evaluate. Ans: The social reform movements of 19th century can be broadly categorised as those which frontally challenged the prevalent caste and gender hierarchies on one hand, like the Young Bengal group of […]

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GS Mains History Q&A: 9

Q.9 ​“The decline and fall of empires are not affairs of greased cartridges. Such results are occasioned by adequate causes and by the accumulation of adequate causes.” Comment on this statement made by Benjamin Disraeli in the context of 1857 revolt. Ans: The official British explanation for 1857 was that only the Bengal army had […]

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GS Mains History Q&A: 8

Q.8 Rediscovery of India’s past was a mixed blessing for the nationalist movement. Examine. Ans: In the 19th century many Indians realized that social and religious reformation was an essential condition for the all round development of the country on modern line and for the growth of national unity and solidarity. Most of these reformation […]

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GS Mains History Q&A: 7

Q.7 ​“The 1906 Simla conference was the beginning of an explicit British policy of divide and rule in India”. Analyze. Ans: The 1906 Simla conference as the beginning of an explicit British policy of “divide and rule” in India. By encouraging Muslims to see themselves as a separate political entity – one defined in opposition […]

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