Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
2. Throw light on the administration of the Maratha’s under Shivaji with a special emphasis on his agricultural policy. What lessons can the present-day policy makers learn from it? (250 words).
Difficulty level: Tough
Reference: Insights on India
Why the question:
The way Shivaji handled all aspects of administration, especially the agriculture sector, can be the guiding spirit for the modern-day administrators and policymakers of India.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about administration of Shivaji, his agricultural policy and lessons for present day administrators.
Structure of the answer:
Start by giving context of Shivaji as the first Maratha king and an able administrator.
First, write about the key aspects of the overall administration of Shivaji and his organisation of administration.
Next, write about the Shivaji’s agricultural policy and its various features.
Next, write about the key lessons that can be drawn by the present-day policy makers form the administration of Shivaji. Cite examples to substantiate.
Conclude by summarising