History Optional 2020 Main Paper I [Section B- Medieval India]


Q.5 Answer the following questions in about 150 words each: 10×5=50

Q.5 (a) Critically evaluate the Muslim Nobility during the period of Tughlaq dynasty. [10 Marks]

Q.5 (b) Describe in details about the foreign travellers’ accounts which gave information of Vijayanagar kingdom. [10 Marks]

Q.5 (c) How did international trade support urbanisation in North India during the 13-14th century CE. [10 Marks]

Q.5 (d) Evaluate the aim and impact of the translation of Sanskrit scriptures into Persian language during Mughal period. [10 Marks]

Q.5 (e) Examine the sources of the history of Chhatrapati Shivaji with special reference to Shivabharat and Sabhasad Bakhar. [10 Marks]

Q.6 (a) Assess the causes of the defeat of Northern Indian States against the Turkish invasion. [20 Marks]

Q.6 (a) Amuktamalyada dwells much upon the relationship of fort, Brahmanas and dispersed tribal groups. Comment. [15 Marks]

Q.6 (c) Elaborate upon the agrarian reforms of Alauddin Khilji. [20 Marks]

Q.7 (a) Describe village polity and economy of medieval Deccan. [15 Marks]

Q.7 (b) Some new crafts production were introduced by the Turks. Comment. [15 Marks]

Q.7 (c) The mission of Kabir was to preach a religion of love which would unite all castes and creeds. Explain. [20 Marks]

Q.8 (a) Evaluate the contribution of Sher Shah towards trade and commerce, administration and agricultural reforms. [15 Marks]

Q.8 (b) Make an estimate of the development of paintings under Mughal rulers with special reference to colours, technique, themes and influences on them. [15 Marks]

Q.8 (c) Critically evaluate history of the Eighteenth century India with reference to culture and economy. [20 Marks]

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