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UGC-NET/JRF EXAMINATION 2010 History Paper-lll Unsolved

Note—This Paper is of two hundred marks containing four sections. Candidates are required to attempt the questions contained in these sections according to the detailed instructions given therein.
Note—This section consists of two essay type questions of twenty marks each, to be answered in about five hundred words each.
(2 x20=40 marks)
Q. 1. Do you think human evolution and development of Palaeolithic stone tools are complim eentary to each other?
How did royal women during the Mughal period negotiate for political space?

Gandhi restrained mass movements yet he retained his popularity among the masses. How would you explain this paradox? 

Q. 2. Did Ashoka use his Policy of Dhamma as an instrument to administer his Empire smoothly?
Asses the significance of overs seas trade in the economy of the Mughal empire.
what was more responsible for the downfall of the Maratha power— Internal strife or British aggression?

This section contains three questions from each of the electives? specializations. The candidates has to choose only one elective/specializat tion
and answer all the three quest tions from it. Each question carries fifteen marks and is to be answered in about three hundred words.
(3 x 15
= 45 marks)
Q. 3. Examine the diverse subsistence practices of the Neolithan period.
Q. 4. Discuss the changes of the Indian society during the Kushana period.
Q. 5. Explain the economic condditions of the Post-Kushna period.

Q. 3. Discuss the salient features of Indo-Islamic architectures during Sultanate period.
Q. 4. What were the limitations on the growth of merchant capital in Mughal India?
Q. 5. What was the nature of Maratha resistance to the Mughals after the death of Shivaii?

Q. 4. Trace the various phases through which Muslim Communal-ism passed from 1906 to 1940.

Q. 5. To what extent did the socio-religious reform movements contribute to the emancipation of women in the nineteenth century. Discuss.

This section contains nine question? of ten marks, each to be answered
in about fifty words.
(9 x 10
= 90 marks)
Q. 6. Assess the significance of literary sources for writing ancient Indian history. 

Q. 7. write on the position of women during the Gupta period.

Q. 8. Examine the main features of the Dravida style of temple architecture.

Q. 9. Who were Qalandars?

Q. 10. Which section of the Zamindars was characterised as Zortalab by the Mughals?

Q. 11. Explain the dadni system during the Mughal period.

Q. 12. Explain the ‘Drain Theory’ of Dadabhai Naoroji.

Q. 13. State the basic features of the policy of non-alignment.

Q. 14. Do you agree with the view that ‘all history is contemp oorrry?

This section contains five quest tion? of five marks each based on the following Passage. Each question should be answered in about thirty
words. (5 x 5 = 25 marks)

Q. 15. State Bernier's perception of the Mughal state.

Q. 16. What difference Bernier saw between European states and the Mughal empire?
Q. 17. According to the author what was the role of Mughal state in agricultural production?
Q. 18. Author quotes Marx to lay emphasis on which aspect or the Mughal empire?

Q. 19. Give author's view on the nature of property rights of the Mughal state in land.



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