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UPPSC Mains History Optional Previous Year Question Bank [World History]

UPPSC Mains History Optional Previous Year Question Bank [World History] Renaissance, Reformation and Counter Reformation, Age of Enlightenment; Major ideas of Enlightenment, Kant, Rousseau etc.; Spread of Enlightenment outside Europe, Rise of Socialist ideas.  पुनर्जागरण को एक ऐतिहासिक संकल्पना के रूप में परिभाषित कीजिये। पश्चिमी यूरोप के मध्य युग से आधुनिक युग में परिवर्तन से […]

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Potentiality of emergence of capitalism in Mughal India

Potentiality of emergence of capitalism in Mughal India Was there any potentiality of emergence of capitalism in Mughal India along the lines of what happened in Europe? why India failed to industrialise and evolve a capitalistic economy before the British conquest? Many historian (in 1920s : W.H. Moreland, Brij Narain; in 1960s : Toru Matsui, […]

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Hindi literature in Mughal India

Hindi literature in Mughal India A number of dialects spoken in various regions of northern India contributed to the development of Hindi. The main dialects from which Hindi emerged are Brajbhasa, Awadhi, Rajasthani, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Malwi, etc. Khari Boli, a mixed form of Hindi, also came into existence in the 15th-16th centuries. In the Mughal […]

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Shivaji and the early Maratha Kingdom: Part II

Shivaji and the early Maratha Kingdom: Part II Different views related to the rise of Marathas as a major power in Deccan towards the middle of the 17th century The term “Maratha” originally referred to the speakers of the Marathi language. In the 17th century, it emerged as a designation for soldiers serving in the […]

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Foreign policy of Mughals in Northwest

Foreign policy of Mughals in Northwest There were three major powers to which Mughals had to deal with while executing their Northwest frontier policy: Uzbegs in Central Asia who were Sunnis. Safavids of Iran who were Shias. Ottomans who were Turk Sunnis. Apart from these three, Mughals had to deal with several Afghan tribes like […]

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Religious policies of Shahjahan

Religious policies of Shahjahan By the time Shah Jahan ascended the throne in 1627 a change in the climate of tolerance and liberalism seemed to have set in. Islamic precepts now began to exercise some control over the affairs of the state as was evident from a change in the practice of paying salute to […]

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Rajput Policy of Akbar

Rajput Policy of Akbar The Mughal policy towards the Rajputs contributed to the expansion and consolidation of the Mughal Empire. In fact, it was largely designed to serve the political needs for the empire. The Mughal alliance with the Rajputs was not only determined by personal religious beliefs of the individual rulers. But, policy was […]

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