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“Rabindranath Tagores’s nationalism was based on a Catholic internationalism.” Comment.

“Rabindranath Tagores’s nationalism was based on a Catholic internationalism.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Rejection of narrow nationalism Rabindranath Tagore’s nationalism did not contain narrowly defined concepts of nationalism and patriotism. In his words- “Separatist nationalism devoid of love for mankind is a great menace.” He rejected the idea of ‘Nation-State and believed in ‘the great federation of […]

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“Neither Alexander the Great nor Napoleon could have won the empire of India by starting from Pondicherry as a base and contending with a power which held Bengal and command of the Sea.” Comment.

“Neither Alexander the Great nor Napoleon could have won the empire of India by starting from Pondicherry as a base and contending with a power which held Bengal and command of the Sea.” Comment. Ans: The English occupation of Bengal in 1757 enabled them to use the inexhaustible source of wealth and material resources of […]

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“The military, feudal and traditional overtones of the Revolt of 1857 were overshadowed by its nationalist or proto-nationalist character.” Critically examine.

“The military, feudal and traditional overtones of the Revolt of 1857 were overshadowed by its nationalist or proto-nationalist character.” Critically examine. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Majority of Indian historians and leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Vir Sawarkar etc.  considered the revolt of 1857 as the first war of Indian Independence. Many consider the war as proto-nationalistic because nationalism in […]

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“In 1857, the rebel sepoys showed a remarkable centripetal tendency to congregate at Delhi.” Do you agree? Substantiate.

“In 1857, the rebel sepoys showed a remarkable centripetal tendency to congregate at Delhi.” Do you agree? Substantiate. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: In May 1857, the Sepoys revolted in Meerut and then marched to Delhi and entered the Red Fort. They appealed to the Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah II to lead the revolt. The provisional government was set […]

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“The emergence of left-wing group in the congress redicalized its social economic agenda.” Critically evaluate.

“The emergence of left-wing group in the congress redicalized its social economic agenda.” Critically evaluate. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The leaders of the Congress were aware of Socialism from the beginning. Dadabhai Naoroji, for example, had close contacts with British Socialists and attended the International Socialist Conference in Amsterdam in 1904. But still early leaders did not seriously […]

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“The active participation of Aruna Asaf Ali in 1942 movement symbolized the role of women in India’s freedom struggle”. Critically evaluate.

“The active participation of Aruna Asaf Ali in 1942 movement symbolized the role of women in India’s freedom struggle”. Critically evaluate. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Aruna Asaf Ali was a woman freedom fighter who in a short time gained prominent position among the freedom fighters.She was inclined towards Socialism. During civil disobedience movement she broke the salt law […]

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 “The Charter Act of 1833 rung down the curtain on the company’s trade and introduced a new concept of government in India.” Substantiate.

“The Charter Act of 1833 rung down the curtain on the company’s trade and introduced a new concept of government in India.” Substantiate.  ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Charter Act of 1833 was passed by the British Parliament when the Charter Act of 1813 ran out in 1833. It extended the royal Charter granted to  the East […]

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Discuss the extent to which the Indian Renaissance Movement contributed towards the rise of nationalist consciousness. ©selfstudyhistory.com

Discuss the extent to which the Indian Renaissance Movement contributed towards the rise of nationalist consciousness. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Indian Renaissance Movement was the 19th century social and religious reform movement which gave birth not only to various socio-religious movements but affected every aspects of Indian life. This movement had impact on political sphere also and contributed […]

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Describe the changing nature of revolutionary activities in India between 1905 – 1946.

Describe the changing nature of revolutionary activities in India between 1905 – 1946. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The revolutionary movement can be divided into three phases which had different characters: The first phase (1897-1910) Akharas/ gymnasia and early secret societies: Akharas propagated a ‘physical culture’ and an interest in militant politics and were set up in many parts […]

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“The treaty of Bassein, by is direct and indirect operations, gave the Company the Empire of India.” Comment.

“The treaty of Bassein, by is direct and indirect operations, gave the Company the Empire of India.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Treaty of Bassein was concluded in 1802 between the British East India Company and the Peshwa Baji Rao II, when Peshva Baji Rao II fled to British protection after having been defeated by Holkar. The […]

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