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History Optional Mains Paper II: 2021 [Section A- World History]

SECTION B [WORLD HISTORY] Q.5 Critically examine the following statements in about 150 words each : 10×5=50 (a) There were many reasons why the industrial revolution first happened in England. [10 Marks] (b) Napoleon’s continental system may be reckoned as the greatest blunder and may be described as a “monument of misdirected energy”. [10 Marks] […]

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History Optional Mains Paper II: 2021 [Section A- Modern India]

SECTION A [MODERN INDIA] Q.1 Critically examine the following statements in about 150 words each : 10×5=50 (a) The introduction of Western education transformed India in unforeseen ways. [10 Marks] (b) Tipu Sultan had little success in setting forth a course of change significantly different from the general experience of 18th century crisis of Indian […]

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History Optional Mains Paper I: 2021 [Section A- Ancient India]

SECTION A [ANCIENT INDIA] Q.1 Identify the following places marked on the map supplied to you and write a short note of about 30 words on each of them in your Question-cum-Answer Booklet. Locational hints for each of the places marked on the map are given below seriatim: [50 Marks] (i) Paleolithic site (ii) Mesolithic […]

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History Optional Mains Paper I: 2021 [Section B- Medieval India]

SECTION B [MEDIEVAL INDIA] Q.5 Answer the following questions in about 150 words each: 10×5=50 Q.5 (a) Discuss the different stages of Indian feudalism and analyze its impact on Indian political system. [10 Marks] (b) Do you consider Sultan Iltutmish to be the real founder of the Delhi Sultanate? Discuss. [10 Marks] (c) Identify the […]

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Describe about the Industrial revolution. औद्योगिक क्रांति के बारे में बतलाइए। [BPSC-2002]

Q. Describe about the Industrial revolution. औद्योगिक क्रांति के बारे में बतलाइए। [BPSC-2002] Ans: The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in Great Britain, continental Europe, and the United States, in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. ©selfstudyhistory.com The concept industrial revolution suggests primarily certain technological and […]

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Evaluate the inscription as a source of ancient Indian history. [UPPSC-2018]

Q. Evaluate the inscription as a source of ancient Indian history. [UPPSC-2018] An ancient text does not necessarily offer a simple or direct reflection of the society of its time. Information has to be teased out with care along with other archaeological evidences especially inscriptions to make historical inferences. Inscriptions as a source of history […]

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Solution: Weekly Problem Practice For History Optional- 2022 [Medieval India: Week 5]

Solution: Weekly Problem Practice For History Optional- 2022 [Medieval India: Week 5] Q.1 “Dara Shikoh was not only an enlightened paragon of the harmonious coexistence of heterodox traditions but also a patron of art.” Comment. [15 Marks] Ans: Dara Shikoh was the eldest son of Shahjahan and was the most favoured nominee for the thrown. […]

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Weekly Problem Practice For History Optional- 2022 [Medieval India: Week 5]

Weekly Problem Practice For History Optional- 2022 [Medieval India: Week 5] Q.1 “Dara Shikoh was not only an enlightened paragon of the harmonious coexistence of heterodox traditions but also a patron of art.” Comment. [15 Marks] Q.2 Give a brief account of the Ahom-Mughal conflict under various Mughal Emperors. [10 Marks] Q.3 “Shivaji was not […]

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Q. What do you understand by Ecological imperialism? How it caused the destruction of ecology and encroachment upon traditional rights of the people leading to the popular resistance during the British period? 

Q. What do you understand by Ecological imperialism? How it caused the destruction of ecology and encroachment upon traditional rights of the people leading to the popular resistance during the British period?  Ans: Ecological imperialism is the theory advanced first by Alfred Crosby with respect to the destruction of ecological destruction of colonised area by […]

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