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    WBCS 2017 Main Exam Optional History Question Paper I

    GROUP – A

    1. Answer any three question

    (a) Evaluate the importance of Archaeology and Numismatics for the reconstruction of Early Indian History.

    (b) Write a short note on Vedic economy.

    (c) Discuss the nature of Asoka’s Dharma.

    (d) Write a short note on Gupta art and architecture.       10 x 3

    2. Answer any two question

    (a) How were the Harappan cities planned ? Describe the salient features of these cities.

    (b) Discuss the socio-economic background of the rise of protestan religions movements in ancient India in the sixth century B. C.

    (c) Give an overview of India’s trade with the Roman Empira during the first three centuries of the Christian era.

    (d) Village administration acquired uniqueness under the Cholas – Discuss.       20×2

    3. Answer any one of the following :

    (a) The reasons behind the decline of the Mauryan Empire with special reference to the role of Askoka, if any, in the process.

    (b) The position of women in Ancient India.         30

    GROUP-B

    4. Answer any three question

    (a) Evaluate Ziauddin Barani as a historian.

    (b) Write a short note on the Iqta system of land grant in Mediavel India.

    (c) Answers the economic reforms of Alauddin Khilji.

    (d) Discuss the impact of Aurangzeb’s Decan policy on the Mughal empire.

    5. Answer any two question

    (a) Vijayanagar empire had a well organised administrative system – elucidate.

    (b) Analyse the religious policy of Akbar.

    (c) Give a critical account of the Maratha administration under Shivaji.          20 x 2

    6. Answer any one of the following question

    (a) The evolution of the administrative system under the Delhi Sultanate from llltutmish to Firoz Shah Tughlaq.

    (b) Economy of the Mughal Empire.

    WBCS 2017 Main Exam Optional History Question Paper II

    Answer Question No. 1 and Any two from the rest.

    1. Answer any one question

    (a) Analyse the circumstances leading to the grant of ‘Diwani’ to the East India Company in 1765. What was the significance of the evant ?       20

    (b) How for it would be correct to state that Rammohan Roy was the ‘Father of Modern India’.           20

    (c) Briefly discuss the history of Western Education.           20

    2. Briefly dicuss the issue of Indian Entrepreneurship (1905-47). 40

    3. Write an account of the character of the Revolt of 1857 with special Emphasis on recent.   40

    4. Analyse the activties of Moderate Congress. Would it be correct to call it a ‘middle class club’ ?      40

    GROUP-B

    Answer Question No. 5 and Any two from the rest.

    5. Answer any one question

    (a) How did the philosphers contribute to the cut break of the French Revolution in 1789 ?            20

    (b) Would you argue that Germany was solely responsible for the out break of the first World War ?   20

    (c) Discuss various interpretations relating to the origin of the Second World War.    20

    6. How would you explain the origin of the Nezi-Soviet Non-agression pact of 1939. What was its impact on international relations ?          40

    7. How would you explain the emergence of the ‘Third World’. What was its impact on international relation ?   40

    8. What were the factors leading to the end of Cold War ?  Did the end of Cold War usher in an era of absolute peace in international relations ?    40

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