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“The role of the East India Company proved disastrous to the handicraft industry in India for a number of reasons.” Comment. OR “The decline of Handicraft/traditional industries was the direct result of the British rule in India and had mostly negative consequences on India.” Examine this statement.

“The role of the East India Company proved disastrous to the handicraft industry in India for a number of reasons.” Comment. OR “The decline of Handicraft/traditional industries was the direct result of the British rule in India and had mostly negative consequences on India.” Examine this statement. © selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The decline of traditional industries was […]

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“Apart from the western ideas and writings of eminent personalities from west, Mahatma Gandhi was equally influenced and inspired from Indian religion and philosophy”. Elucidate.

“Apart from the western ideas and writings of eminent personalities from west, Mahatma Gandhi was equally influenced and inspired from Indian religion and philosophy”. Elucidate. © selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Apart from the writings of Thoreau, Ruskin, Emerson and Tolstoy, Gandhi was equally influenced by Jainism and Vaishnavism. It was this Indian philosophy and religiosity that enabled Gandhi […]

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“Rural society responded to colonial rule in an entirely different way as compared to urban intelligentsia.” In the context of above statement examine the nature of peasant and tribal revolts. How were these movements different from that led by new emerging urban middle class?

“Rural society responded to colonial rule in an entirely different way as compared to urban intelligentsia.” In the context of above statement examine the nature of peasant and tribal revolts. How were these movements different from that led by new emerging urban middle class? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The rural society responded to colonial rule in different way. […]

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“All India Federation as proposed under The Government of India Act, 1935 was objected by all sections, whether it was Congress, Muslim League or Princely states.” Elucidate. 

“All India Federation as proposed under The Government of India Act, 1935 was objected by all sections, whether it was Congress, Muslim League or Princely states.” Elucidate. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The India Act 1935 proposed to set up All Indian Federation comprising of the British Indian Provinces and Princely States. The constituent units of the Federation were 11 Governor’s […]

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The second half of the nineteenth century, particularly the period after the suppression of the revolt of 1857, is considered to be the high noon of British imperialism in India. A self-confident paternalism tended to turn into a despotism, which was not prepared to accept any self-governing right for the Indians. But still many constitutional reforms were brought. How do you explain constitutional reforms brought by the imperial British? Give different views.

The second half of the nineteenth century, particularly the period after the suppression of the revolt of 1857, is considered to be the high noon of British imperialism in India. A self-confident paternalism tended to turn into a despotism, which was not prepared to accept any self-governing right for the Indians. But still many constitutional […]

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“India was not lost by the French because Dupleix was recalled from India or Bussy was re­called from Hyderabad, or because La Bourbonnais left the coast at critical moments. It was through the short-sighted, ill-managed Eu­ropean policy of French Monarchy that France lost her Indian Settlements in the Seven Years’ War”. Discuss. Also examine the role of Dupleix failure in establishing French empire in India. 

“India was not lost by the French because Dupleix was recalled from India or Bussy was re­called from Hyderabad, or because La Bourbonnais left the coast at critical moments. It was through the short-sighted, ill-managed Eu­ropean policy of French Monarchy that France lost her Indian Settlements in the Seven Years’ War”. Discuss. Also examine the […]

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“Congress movement started in India as a limited elitist politics for limited reforms.” Comment.

“Congress movement started in India as a limited elitist politics for limited reforms.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Indian National Congress, which was found in 1885, was completely under the control of moderate leaders during 1885-1905 which aimed at gradual and limited reform: In its political behaviour the Indian National Congress in its early career was never […]

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“During 1918 various factors combined to diffuse the energies that had concentrated in the agitation for Home Rule and led to the failure of the movement.” Critically comment.

“During 1918 various factors combined to diffuse the energies that had concentrated in the agitation for Home Rule and led to the failure of the movement.” Critically comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Home Rule Movement was the Indian response to the First World War in a less charged but a more effective way than the response of […]

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“The politics of affirmative action for the backward classes went through different phases during the post independent period.” Discuss the phases of the movement their demands and to what extent they were met by Mandal Commission Report.

“The politics of affirmative action for the backward classes went through different phases during the post independent period.” Discuss the phases of the movement their demands and to what extent they were met by Mandal Commission Report. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The demand for the reservation for the backward classes in government job was raised in the Constituent […]

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Rangpur uprising is called the first formidable peasant uprising against the rule of the East India Company. What were the factors responsible for the Rangpur uprising of 1783 and what was its significance? ©selfstudyhistory.com

Rangpur uprising is called the first formidable peasant uprising against the rule of the East India Company. What were the factors responsible for the Rangpur uprising of 1783 and what was its significance? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Rangpur Dhing (rebellion) erupted in the district of Rangpur, Bengal in 1783. It was a protest by the peasants and […]

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