HISTORY — HONOURS
Full Marks : 65
Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words
as far as practicable.
The figures within the margin indicate full marks.
1. Answer the subsequent questions : 1×15
(a) Write the name of any successor state of eighteenth century.
(b) When was the Battle of Buxar fought?
(c) Which indigenous state was first brought under the Subsidiary Alliance?
(d) Name the book on Mughal Decline by Sir Jadunath Sarkar.
(e) When was the Permanent Settlement introduced?
(f) Which of the Governor Generals decided to get railway lines in India?
(g) When was the ‘Macaulay Minute’ issued?
(h) Who founded the ‘Calcutta School Book Society’?
(i) Who wrote ‘Annals of Rural Bengal’?
(j) Who was the daddy of the Faraizi movement?
(k) Which revolution was termed as ‘Ulgulan’?
(l) Who was Titumir?
(m) during which year did Bengal suffer a famine as a results of colonial rule?
(n) Who was the governor of India during the Rovolt of 1857?
(o) Who was the last Mughal Emperor?
2. Answer any four questions : 5×4
(a) what’s Orientalism?
(b) Explain the importance of the Third Battle of Panipat.
(c) What were the implications of the grant of Diwani in 1765?
(d) Discuss the importance of Wood’s Despatch.
(e) Write a brief note on ‘Drain of Wealth’.
(f) Discuss the importance of the Regulating Act of 1773.
(g) Discuss the character of the Wahabi movement.
(h) Explicate the importance of the Queen’s Proclamation.
3. Answer any three questions: 10×3
(a) What was the view of the revisionist historians in defining the character of the colonial rule out the
second half of eighteenth century India?
(b) What were the factors that led to the downfall of the Maratha confederacy?
(c) Did the Ryotwari system bring a qualitative change within the village society of South India?
(d) How did utilitarian ideas influence the reforms of William Bentinck?
(e) How did ‘deindustrialisation’ affect the Indian economy?
(f) How would you characterise the uprising of 1857?
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