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 ?

 

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