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Q. “Mughal Painting was on the peak in the period of Jahangir.” Discuss this statement. [66th BPSC/2021]

Q. “Mughal Painting was on the peak in the period of Jahangir.” Discuss this statement. [66th BPSC/2021] Ans: The foundation of the Mughal school of painting was laid by Humayun during his exile in Persia and Afghanistan. Bihzad, the master painter was at the height of his fame at the time. Humayun patronized many of […]

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Q. Discuss Peshwa Baji Rao I’s contribution to the expansion of Maratha power. [66th BPSC/2021]

Q. Discuss Peshwa Baji Rao I’s contribution to the expansion of Maratha power. [66th BPSC/2021] Ans: Baji Rao (1700 –1740) was the eldest son of Balaji Viswanath. He succeeded his father as Peshwa at the age young age of twenty. Baji Rao I is credited with the expansion of the Maratha Empire in India. In […]

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Q. Discuss critically the role of European trading companies in the economy of Mughal Empire. मुगल साम्राज्य की अर्थव्यवस्था में यूरोपियन व्यापारिक कम्पनियों की भूमिका का अलोचनात्मक वर्णन कीजिए। [BPSC-2002]

Q. Discuss critically the role of European trading companies in the economy of Mughal Empire. मुगल साम्राज्य की अर्थव्यवस्था में यूरोपियन व्यापारिक कम्पनियों की भूमिका का अलोचनात्मक वर्णन कीजिए। [BPSC-2002] Ans: Arrival and the role of various European trading company like Dutch, English, French etc. is an important feature of the Economy of Mughal empire. Looking […]

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Q. How would you explain the crisis in the working of the Jagirdari System? To what extent did it influence the composition of the ruling class in the second half of the 17th Century? [BPSC-1997]

Q. How would you explain the crisis in the working of the Jagirdari System? To what extent did it influence the composition of the ruling class in the second half of the 17th Century? [BPSC-1997] Ans: The jagirdari system was a system that allotted jagirs to mansabdars in return for the services rendered by them […]

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Q. How far do you agree that the Mughal State was centralized State ? Discuss. आप इस से कहाँ तक सहमत हैं कि मुगल साम्राज्य एक केन्द्रीय साम्राज्य था ? व्याख्या कीजिए। [BPSC-1993]

Q. How far do you agree that the Mughal State was centralized State ? Discuss. आप इस से कहाँ तक सहमत हैं कि मुगल साम्राज्य एक केन्द्रीय साम्राज्य था ? व्याख्या कीजिए। [BPSC-1993] Ans: The Mughals tried to establish a highly centralised bureaucratic machinery which was based on ‘dirent’ command. The Emperor was the head […]

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Q. “Aurangzeb’s policy and administrative measures contributed to a large extent to the down fall of the Mughal empirę.” Explain the statement. ” औरंगजेब की नीति एवं प्रशासकीय कार्य पर्याप्त अशों में मुगल साम्राज्य के पतन के कारण बने।” इस कथन का परीक्षण कीजिए। [BPSC- 2001] OR How far was Aurangzeb responsible for the decline of the Mughal empire ? Discuss it in the light of various theories. मुगल साम्राज्य के पतन के लिए औरंगजेब किस हद तक उत्तरदायी था ? विभिन्न मत प्रकट कीजिये ? [BPSC- 2007]

Q. “Aurangzeb’s policy and administrative measures contributed to a large extent to the down fall of the Mughal empirę.” Explain the statement. ” औरंगजेब की नीति एवं प्रशासकीय कार्य पर्याप्त अशों में मुगल साम्राज्य के पतन के कारण बने।” इस कथन का परीक्षण कीजिए। [BPSC- 2001] OR How far was Aurangzeb responsible for the decline […]

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Q. Evaluate the accounts of the foreign travellers on the Pattern of foreign trade of India in the 17th Century. [BPSC-1997]

Q. Evaluate the accounts of the foreign travelers on the Pattern of foreign trade of India in the 17th Century. [BPSC-1997] Ans: The foreign travellers like Francisco Paelsert, Tavernier, Bernier etc. as well as the agents of companies has left account with detailed information about the pattern of foreign trade of India in the 17th […]

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Q. Analyse the nature and consequences of the revolts against Aurangzeb.  [BPSC-2012]

Q. Analyse the nature and consequences of the revolts against Aurangzeb. [BPSC-2012] Ans: During his reign, Aurangzeb had to deal with a number of revolts, such as − The Marathas in the Deccan, The Jats and Rajputs in north India, The Afghans and Sikhs in the north-west. Some of these problems were not new and […]

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