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History Optional Paper I (2018): Section B [Medieval India]

History Optional Paper I (2018): Section B [Medieval India]

Q.5 Answer the following questions in about 150 words each: [10 x 5=50 Marks]

Q.5 (a) “The battles of Tarain and Chandawar laid the foundations of Turkish rule in India”. Elaborate. [10 Marks]

Q.5 (b) Discuss evidence of slavery provided by Ibn Batuta with special reference to female slaves. [10 Marks]

Q.5 (c) Discuss the advancement made in Textile Technology under the Delhi Sultans. [10 Marks]

Q.5 (d) “Akbar wished to assert his strong belief in God, but his concept of the way God is to be worshipped was independent of either orthodox Islam or Hindustan.” Comment. [10 Marks]

Q.5 (e) Discuss the literature written in Hindi in Mughal India. [10 Marks]

Q.6 (a) Critically analyze the changing nature of caste and gender relations during the early medieval period. [15 Marks]

Q.6 (b) “An important feature of agriculture in Mughal India has been the large number of crops raised by the peasants”. Illustrate by giving examples. [15 marks]

Q.6 (c) “The policy of creating heterogeneous nobility by Muhammad Tughlaq started the process of disintegration of Delhi Sultanate”. Explain. [20 Marks]

Q.7 (a) Do you agree that convergence of political vacuum and impact of Islamicate culture and polity in peninsular India has much to do with the growth of Vijayanagara kingdom? [15 Marks]

Q.7 (b) Describe the new architecture features added by successive Sultans in the construction of Tombs in India. [20 Marks]

Q,7 (c) What was the role of Sufi Folk literature in the diffusion of Islam in India in general and Deccan in particular. [15 Marks]

Q.8 (a) Discuss the working of Zamindari System under the Mughal rulers. Also describe the role played by the Zamindars in the agrarian economy of Mughal Indian. [20 Marks]

Q.8 (b) “The art of building was carried to to highest degree of perfection under Shahjahan”. Illustrate by giving architecture details of two of his most celebrated buildings. [15 Marks]

Q.8 (c) “The Afghan invasions in the Eighteenth Century not only signified the military irrelevance of the Mughal Empire but also hastened its decline”. Explain. [15 Marks]

Note: All questions are asked directly or indirectly from our test series, previous years solved papers and study material.

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