WBCS (Main)- 2001 History Paper- I Question Paper

                                                    WEST BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE

                                                     EXAMINATION (Main) - 2001

                                                               (Optional Papers)

                                                                 History Paper I


Time Allowed-3 Hours                                                                                Full Marks-100


                                                     All questions carry equal marks

                                                                 Group - A

                                                        Answer any three questions


1.  Examine the socio-economic condition of the ‘Aryans’ in the early Vedic Age.  Do you notice any change in the later Vedic period ?


2.  Do you think that the Mauryas established a centralized administrative system ?


3.  Was. Samudragupata Raj Chakraborty in true sense of the term ?


4.  Analyze the economic measures of Firuz Tughluq. Would you regard him as Akbar of his age ?


5.  Discuss the impact of Aurangzeb’s Deccan policy on the Mughal Empire.


6.  Why did the East India Company introduce the Permanent Settlement in 1793 ?


7.  How did Extremism in Indian politics originate and grow ?  Would you interpret this movement in terms of social and class discontent ?


                                                                 Group - B

                                                        Answer any two questions


8.  Review critically the Art activities of the Oallavas of Kanchi.


9.  Was the Delhi Sultanate a theocracy ?


10.  Was the Revolt of 1857 national upsurge ? Discuss the different interpretation in this connection.


11.  Was the Partition of India in 1947 inevitable ?