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Nehru laid a foundation upon which his successors have been trying to build a prosperous and happier
India .discussLevel(2)View/Post Answer
Several women leaders contributed immensely in shaping the constitution of India by participating in the debates of the Constituent Assembly of India. Discuss prominent contribution by women leaders in making constitution of India.
Analyse, in brief, the role of Mountbatten, Sardar Patel and V.P. Menon in the integration of princely states into the Indian Union.Level(2)View/Post Answer
The concept of linguistic reorganization of states was not a sudden occurrence rather it developed gradually. Substantiate.Level(1)View/Post Answer
"The Shimla Agreement of 1972 demonstrated the lack of maturity and foresight in Indian decision makers." Analyze.
In the history of post-colonial India the Internal Emergency of 1975 was the greatest political crisis but it was accepted by the Indian people. How it helped in strengthening Indian democracy?Level(2)View/Post Answer
The transfer of power that occurred after the revolt of 1857 from East India to Crown, was significant or formal ?write your answer with suitable examples.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Analyze the role of the Orientalists in promoting India’s culture.Level(3)View/Post Answer
The British policy towards India changed after the revolt of 1857. Throw light on the different changes during post-1857 phase of British rule in India.Level(2)View/Post Answer
1857 revolt marked the begionning of the freedom struggle. Do you agree with the statement ? Answer crtically in the context of socio-political situation in the first half of 19th century.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Critically examine the role of Allan Octavian Hume in the formation of the Indian National Congress.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Describe briefly the ideals and programme of the Indian National Congress between 1885 and 1905 and assess official response to it.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Despite the limited representation the historical significance of early congress lay in the fact that by providing an economic critique of colonialism and by linking poverty to it ,the Moderates politician constructed a platform from which the Indian nationalist could attack the British colonial rule effectively in future ,Elucidate .Level(3)View/Post Answer
Moderates were moderate in their policies ,extremist were extreme and revolutionary were radical ,elucidate.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Compare the ideology and approach of the moderates and the extremists.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Critically evaluate the contribution of the moderates in the progress of the Indian National Movement.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Bhakti Movements have been remarkable features of Medieval Indian society whereas socio-religious reform movements are the crusader of modern Indian society. Discuss the nature and organization of these movements in their specific historical context.
Examine the role of politico-legal reforms introduced by the British after 1885 in freedom struggle. In this context can it be said that the British dug their own grave?Level(2)View/Post Answer
Formation of congress marked a new beginning in freedom struggle. CommentLevel(2)View/Post Answer
Critically examine the cultural importance of Swadeshi movement.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Explain the impact of Swadeshi movement on the development of education.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Discuss the significance of the Home Rule Movement in laying the foundation of the mass phase of the Indian National Movement.Level(2)View/Post Answer
“Swadeshi movement was the first mass movement during the course of Indian National Movement”. Justify.Level(1)View/Post Answer
The reforms of 1909 were a watershed in Indian Political system. Explain
First decade of 20th century played a decisive role in nature and course of freedom struggle. Critically examineLevel(2)View/Post Answer
What is the significance of the Home Rule Movement in India’s struggle for independence?Level(1)View/Post Answer
First world war gave a new lease of life to freedom struggle. Critically commentLevel(2)View/Post Answer
Why swaraj party was founded ,discuss its place in freedom struggle and how far it was successful ?Level(2)View/Post Answer
Discuss the contribution of Chandra Shekhar Azad in Indian Freedom Movement
Discuss the significance of the extremists in India’s freedom struggle. How they benefitted Gandhi in expanding the canvas of the Indian National Movement?Level(2)View/Post Answer
How Gandhian phase of the Indian National Movement was different in nature in comparison to the previous phases?Level(1)View/Post Answer
”Round table conferences “was the brain child of Swarajists and materialized after their collapse .Explain the importance of this breakthrough for Indian freedom struggle?
Swarajist Party was active on the Indian scene just for a while but it provided a new direction to the national movement. Discuss.Level(2)View/Post Answer
The deacade of 1920s broadened the base of freedom struggle. Examine the light of specific developments in political situtations of the period.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Although congress ministries of 1937 did many commendable work but they were also not free
From some malpractices .elaborateLevel(3)View/Post Answer
Critically evaluate the Communal Award and its shortcomings.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Enumerate the main provisions of the Government of India Act, 1935 regarding the Civil Services.Level(1)View/Post Answer
The goverment of India act 0f 1935 marked a new phase in freedom struggle. Discuss in the light of important features of the act.Level(2)View/Post Answer
The direct contribution of Indian National army
To the freedom movement was not so significant but we can not ignore its indirect contribution .discussLevel(2)View/Post Answer
Analyze the circumstances ,between 1942 and 1947,that led to freedom and partition of IndiaLevel(2)View/Post Answer
The cabinet mission plan "seemed to open an avenue for the reconciliation of a united India with muslim autonomy" .elaborateLevel(3)View/Post Answer
Critically examine the political situation of India during the quit India movement. Higfhlight different ideologies governing the india's struggle for independence during this period.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Critically Examine the importance of quit India movement and how this movement paved the way for Iindia's independence. Will it be appropriate to term it "decisive Movement" ?Level(3)View/Post Answer
Quit India Movement prove to be a metaphor. Critically analyze
The mixing of Khilafat issue with the Non-Cooperation Movement was an unwise decision. Elucidate.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Discuss the factors and circumstances that led to the partition of India.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Even though the Wavell Plan failed to achieve its goal; it led to Jinnah’s victory. How?Level(1)View/Post Answer
The August Offer, the Cripps Mission Proposals and the Cabinet Mission Plan displayed the same line of thought as well as gradual progression of the British mindset. Elaborate.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Enlist the key features of the Cabinet Mission Plan. Why it rejected the idea of Pakistan?Level(2)View/Post Answer
“The Quit India Movement was the last major episode to make sure that the British rule will come to an end in India”. Justify.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Discuss the main grounds for the rejection of Cripps proposals by the Congress.Level(1)View/Post Answer
How far the INA Trials were responsible in giving a rude shock to British imperialism in India?Level(1)View/Post Answer
The partition of India became inevitable due to a combination of factors. Elucidate.Level(2)View/Post Answer
The failure of Shimla conference (Wavell Plan) marks breakdown in Indian political history. Comment.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Discuss the implications of quit India movement in indian freedom struggle.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Examine Nehru’s role in evolving an independent foreign policy for India.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Tracing the history from Later Mughal Empire, disintegration –integration and vice-versa is a never ending process. Examine the statement by highlighting trends in post independence India.
Pangs of partition in India are difficult to erase from the memory of Indian psyche. Its festering wounds are opened time and again with uncanny regularity. AnalyzeLevel(2)View/Post Answer
Invasions kept on haunting India even after independence. Examine the social and economic cost of various wars which India has fought.
Turbulent decade of 1970s brought decisive changes in the Indian political system , the impressions of which can be seen even today. Explain.
Compare the teachings of Arya samaj and Brahma samaj ,and critically examamine which had the more influence on Indian society.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Evaluate the role and extent of success of major socio-religious reform movements of the 19th century India in improving the condition of women.Level(2)View/Post Answer
What impact the socio-religious reformers had on the nationalist leaders and their ideologies? Discuss with the help of examples.Level(2)View/Post Answer
The roots of communalism can be traced in the socio-religious reform movements of the 19th century. Critically examineLevel(2)View/Post Answer
The modern western ideas had far reaching impact on the Indian society. How far they were responsible for reforms in the 19th and 20th century India.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Why 19th century socio-religious reform movements are known as Indian renaissance ?Level(1)View/Post Answer
Examine the essential features of subsidiary alliance system, how far did it contribute in making British company a sovereign political authority in India.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Both Subhas Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi launched struggles against the British. How their ideas and strategies were different?
Gandhi and Nehru had divergent ideological approaches but had the same goal of achieving self sufficiency for India. Elucidate.Level(2)View/Post Answer
A profound reason for the spread of socialist ideas was the nationalists’ concern with India’s poverty. AnalyseLevel(2)View/Post Answer
To what extent the ideology and leadership of Indian National Congress remained successful in developing nationalism in India?
”Extremists emerged to correct the imperfections of moderates but revolutionaries devised a new route to independence “Examine the statement in the light of revolutionary ideology and its reactions for Indian National Movement.
Indian National Movement was a mass based movement involving multiple ideologies. In the light of this statement explain the various contradictions which appeared in freedom struggle. How far these were responsible for delay in India’s independence.
" Absentee landlordism was a consequential feature of bengal's permanent land settlement".commentLevel(3)View/Post Answer
Nationalism of Swamy Vivekanand was not the radical nationalism ,but his nationalism was for poor only,evaluate.Level(3)View/Post Answer
How would you explain Gandhiji's rise to power or capture of national leadership in the course of 1919-1920Level(2)View/Post Answer
Though different regions were the hotspot of the freedom struggle but north eastern region never came to the limelight. In this regard discuss the contribution of North east region in the Indian freedom struggle
The Regulating Act of 1773 was the first key chapter in the constitutional history of India. Describe the major provisions of the Act in this regard.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Highlight the significant features and impact of the Subsidiary Alliance.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Better diplomatic skill of the English to win allies and isolate the enemy helped them in the conquest of India. Discuss.Level(2)View/Post Answer
“The British conquest of India was accidental”. Comment.Level(2)View/Post Answer
The ideology of revolutionary terrorism played a key role in catalyzing the spirit of Indian Nationalism. How far do you agree with this statement?Level(2)View/Post Answer
Analyse the significance of the battle of Plassey in the history of Modern India.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Critically evaluate the factors that led to the political success of the English in India especially against the French.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Enumerate the possible factors that attracted Europeans towards India from the sixteenth century onwards.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Revolt of 1857 revived social movements in Punjab with a new color. Justify the statement with special reference to the contribution of Baba Ram Singh.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh has remained an unmatched personality for his glorious empire but seeds of destruction and annexation of Punjab were perpetuating within it. “Comment.
Throughout centuries Punjab has remained entry gate for foreign invaders to India. Its implications can be seen in cosmopolitan culture of India. What have been the socio-religious and intellectual implications of this prolong history?
Drain of wealth theory contributed to the emergence of Indian Nationalism .analyse criticallyLevel(2)View/Post Answer
Discuss the changing methods in freedom struggle from the foundation of INC to 1947.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Discuss the relevance of reservation policy for scheduled castes and tribes in India with special reference to political developments during freedom struggle.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Reservation is a pre-independence policy inaugurated by GOI Act, 1935 which created the schedules listing the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. The policy itself is an outcome of poona pact (1932) between Mahatma Gandhi and B.R. Ambedkar, in which the latter was forced to withdraw the claims by untouchable castes to a separate electorate in return for guaranteed representation in legislature and the broad assurance that nation would do everything in its power to end untouchability and caste discrimination.
Thus, reservation is fundamentally a political promise made in acknowledgement of the fact that caste literally excludes sizeable communities from Indian society.
Since independence was demanded in the name of the Indian nation, and since the nation is supposed to be an egalitarian form of community, the poona pact was a compromise whereby the untouchables agreed to forego their demand of a nation (electorate) of their own and be a part of the larger nation in spite of their caste exclusion.
In short, reservation is intended to be a response, from a nationalist movement led by the upper castes to the bitter truth in Ambedkar’s poignant statement: “Gandhiji, I have no homeland.”Level(3)View/Post Answer
British Rule thrived in India on the policy of “Divide and Rule”. Briefly discuss the various steps taken by them in this direction.
Infrastructure development during British India was the need of hour. It strengthened British Empire as well as facilitated the rise of Nationalism. Elucidate
British economic policies led to transformation of India’s economy into a colonial economy destroying the structure of Indian economy. Explain its deleterious effect in case of agriculture and rural employment. Relate in brief how it led to emergence of middle class in India.Level(2)View/Post Answer
“Constitutional Developments during British India played double role of creating vacuum and providing ventilation”. Comment
Analyse the conditions that favoured Gandhi to emerge as a national leader within a short period of time.Level(2)View/Post Answer
In the context of problem faced by Shashtriji and solution given by him, do you think Shashtriji was a weak Prime Minister.Level(2)View/Post Answer
The Indo-Pak or Shimla Agreement of 1971 was a diplomatic victory for Pakistan. Do you agree?Level(2)View/Post Answer
Consolidation and reorganization of Indian states was a milestone in independent India. It seems to be an incomplete process for holistic integration of India. Discuss in the light of current situation in India.
What do you understand by Code of Ethics? How is it different from Code of Conduct? (Views-1775) View/PostAnswer
Monetary Policy acts as a regulator of Indian banking System. Critically examine the statement in light recent changes in India’s financial system. (Views-1212) View/PostAnswer
40 percent of today’s India is born in post 1991 period of more liberal India and has a different mindset. Discuss (Views-1154) View/PostAnswer
What do you understand by Fixed Dose Drug Combinations (FDCs)? Discuss their merits and demerits. (200 words) 10 marks (Views-1075) View/PostAnswer
Indian society displays paradoxical features. Discuss while giving features of Indian society which differentiates it from west.
Tibetan plateau has a unique role in determining the timings of monsoons over Indian Subcontinent, discuss. (Views-1041) View/PostAnswer
Himalayas orient monsoons over Indian subcontinent, elaborate. (Views-1037) View/PostAnswer
Creation of smaller States is the need of the hour. Make out a case for and against the reorganization of states in the context of the impending creation of the State of Telangana. (Views-991) View/PostAnswer
What is the justification of GST? (Views-938) View/PostAnswer
What is Naxalism ? suggest some measures to deal with the problem. Examine various initiatives of the government of India. (Views-841) View/PostAnswer
India displays significant biodiversity; it is home to 8% of world’s species but is facing imminent threat from various factors. Critically analyze main reasons for loss of biodiversity in India & suggest action strategy for conservation. View/PostAnswer
The launch of the 100th satellite by ISRO signifies both its glorious achievements and also the bright future of India’s space programme. Give a brief review of Indian space programme & discuss significance of PSLV C-40 launch. View/PostAnswer
Paciffic Througflow and West Wind Drift determine most of the global climatic phenomenon. Explain. View/PostAnswer
Labrador and Greenland have frozen coastal lands, barely open for sea borne trade and commerce while North Sea and Norwegian Sea on the same latitudes are comparatively warmer and year around open for trade. Discuss. View/PostAnswer
Earthquakes over Hindukush and Himalays have different trails of distruction .Explain. View/PostAnswer
In the context of problem faced by Shashtriji and solution given by him, do you think Shashtriji was a weak Prime Minister. View/PostAnswer
" At the news of declaration of Independence crowds gathered to cheer in Philadephia ,boston and other places ,but there were many people in America who did not rejoice" discuss View/PostAnswer
Indiscriminate leveling of land is always prohibited.The contours have their own significance and cannot be denied. Discuss. View/PostAnswer
A tributary can be older than its master stream.Discuss the circumstances leding to development of such drinage system. View/PostAnswer
Dead zones have more than quadrupled in the past 50 years due to human activities. What are dead zones? Discuss impact of warming oceans on marine food system. View/PostAnswer
Indian President has inaugurated the Bicentenary celebration of the heroic Paika Rebellion of Odisha
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Gandhi and Ambedkar would have agreed an as many issues as they would have disagreed upon. They coul ...