WBCS (Main)- 2010 History Paper- I Question Paper

                                                    WEST BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE

                                                     EXAMINATION (Main) - 2010

                                                               (Optional Papers)

                                                                 History Paper I


Time Allowed-3 Hours                                                                                Full Marks-100


   If the questions attempted are in excess of the prescribed number, only the questions attempted first up to the prescribed number shall be valued and the remaining ones ignored.

   Answers may he written either in English or in Bengali but all answers must he in one and the same language.  


                                                      All questions carry equal marks

                                                                    Group - A

                                                        Answer any three questions


1.  What changes do you perceive in the socio-economic condition of the Aryans in the Later Vedie period ?


2.  Give an account of the cultural life in Bengal under the Palas.


3.  Assess the economic reforms of Alauddin Khalji.


4.  How did a political crisis develop in India after the death of Aurangzeb ?


5.  Examine the nature of mass participation in the Quit India Movement of 1942.


6.  Comment on the role of Raja Rammohan Roy as the architect of Indian Renaissance.



                                                    Answer any two questions.


7.  Discuss the nature of Asoka’s Dhamma.


8.  Discuss the background and the influence of the Sufi Movement in India.


9.  WasGandhiji wrong in writing the Khilafat issue with the Non- Cooperation Movement. ? 


10.  Was the Partition of India inevitable ?