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Video Discussion [Sectional Test- V]: Q.2 (a). What do you understand by the element of “reverse acculturation” in British Orientalism in India? To what extent Orientalism was aimed at producing a knowledge of the past to meet the requirements of the present?

Q.2 (a). What do you understand by the element of “reverse acculturation” in British Orientalism in India? To what extent Orientalism was aimed at producing a knowledge of the past to meet the requirements of the present? Ans: Advertisements

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“From that time forward socialism was no longer an accidental discovery of this or that ingenious brain, but the necessary outcome of the struggle between two historically developed classes- the proletariat and the bourgeoisie. Its task was no longer to manufacture a system of society as perfect as possible, but to … discover in the economic conditions … the means of ending the conflict …. The socialism of earlier days certainly criticised the existing capitalistic mode of production and its consequences. But it could not explain them, and, therefore, could not get the mastery of them.” In the light of the above statement, give an account of the criticism of utopian socialism and socialism redefined by Marx. 

“From that time forward socialism was no longer an accidental discovery of this or that ingenious brain, but the necessary outcome of the struggle between two historically developed classes- the proletariat and the bourgeoisie. Its task was no longer to manufacture a system of society as perfect as possible, but to … discover in the […]

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“All who have served the Revolution have ploughed the sea”. – Simon Bolivar. In the light of the above statement, give the contribution of Simon Bolivar in the liberation of Latin American colonies and his failed attempt of uniting them. 

“All who have served the Revolution have ploughed the sea”. – Simon Bolivar. In the light of the above statement, give the contribution of Simon Bolivar in the liberation of Latin American colonies and his failed attempt of uniting them. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Napoleon’s invasion of Spain in 1808 was the event that triggered the struggle for Latin America’s […]

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“It was France that was defeated at Sadowa” Comment. 

“It was France that was defeated at Sadowa” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Battle of Sadowa (1866) was the decisive battle of the Austro-Prussian Seven Weeks War, in which Prussia defeated the Austrian Empire. Though Austria was defeated in this battle, it is said that the real loser was France. The rapidity and completeness of the Prussian victory […]

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“My true glory is not to have won 40 battles…Waterloo will erase the memory of so many victories…but…what will live forever, is my Civil Code.” Comment.

“My true glory is not to have won 40 battles…Waterloo will erase the memory of so many victories…but…what will live forever, is my Civil Code.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Napoleon dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won most of battles, building […]

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“Though the role of philosophers and bourgeois has been well acknowledged in the French Revolution, but the contribution of women has been largely ignored.” Do you agree?

“Though the role of philosophers and bourgeois has been well acknowledged in the French Revolution, but the contribution of women has been largely ignored.” Do you agree? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: On the one hand Philosopher’s teachings had fostered a critical and irreverent attitude towards all existing institutions including church which made men more ready, when the need […]

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“Opposition to apartheid was inside as well as outside Africa.” Explain.

“Opposition to apartheid was inside as well as outside Africa.” Explain.  ©selfstudyhistory.com Apartheid was a system of institutionalised racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa between 1948 and 1991. It was opposed inside South Africa as well as outside South Africa. Opposition Inside South Africa Inside South Africa, opposition to the system was difficult. Anyone who […]

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“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.” Comment.

“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: After the Second World War, Russians systematically interfered in the countries of eastern Europe to set up pro-communist governments. This happened in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Albania and Romania. In some cases, their opponents were imprisoned […]

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