HISTORY Optional Question Paper – UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam – 2019 History Paper I 2019 History Paper II 2019
HISTORY OPTIONAL AND GS Strategy: Vivek Chauhan Rank – 300, CSE – 2015 Read Vivek’s Inspirational Journey HERE Hello friends, I am short of words to thank you all for your overwhelming response, love, support and praise that you have shown me in response to my previous article. Thank you so much. Many of […]
History Optional Strategy Gazal Bharadwaj Rank – 40, CSE – 2015 In this post, I would like to outline my strategy for preparing history as my optional subject. Last year, my score was 245, and though break up differed it still remained the same this year, although I was expecting some rise: 2014: HISTORY1(125), HISTORY2(120)- […]
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 35 ARCHIVE Were the Marathas restricted by their geopolitical limitations from becoming the paramount power of India? Chauth and Sardeshmukhi The system of the collection of Chauth and Sardeshmukhi by the Maratha rulers.
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 34 ARCHIVE Comment on the Turko-Mongol theory of sovereignty. To what extent was it adopted by Babur and Humayun Mughal paintings reflect the contemporary socio-political conditions. – Discuss Examine the mansab and jagir system by Akbar and its subsequent failure in the 18th century.
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 33 ARCHIVES Give an estimate of Akbar as a promoter of technology. The major cause of revolts against the Mughal Empire during the latter half of the 17th century were economic, rather than religious.‛ Discuss. Discuss the different types of Karkhanas in Mughal India. How was the production organized […]
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 32 ARCHIVES Mughal painting Akbar built the Mughal Empire by enlisting the support of the Rajputs; Aurangzeb destroyed it by alienating the Rajputs.” Discuss critically. Implications of Akbar’s notion of Sulh-i-kul.
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 31 ARCHIVES In what ways were Aurangzeb’s Rajput and religious policies different from those of his predecessors? What were the consequences of the changes made by him? Give your opinion on the urban development in India during the Mughal times. Write a short Essay on the development of Literature […]
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 30 ARCHIVES Explain the principal features of architecture during Akbar’s rule. What changes were made in them by Shahjahan ? ‘Akbar built the Moghul Empire by enlisting the support Rajputs.’ Do you agree? Was Din-i-Ilahi ‘a monument of Akbar’s folly’ ?
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 28 ARCHIVES Describe the Rajput policy of the Mughal emperors. Do you agree with the view that the reversal of Akbar ‘s Rajput policy by Aurangzeb was responsible for the disintegration of the Mughal empire ? Hemu vikramaditya The zenith of Mughal architecture under Shahjehan
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 26 ARCHIVES What impact did kabir and Nanak leave on Indian Society and Culture? Discuss the growth of the Niguna School of Bhakti Movement emphasizing the contribution of Kabir and Nanak to it. “The tenets of Hindu and Muslim mystics were similar enough that the ground was ripe for […]
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 25 ARCHIVES Identify the main factors that sustained the expansion of urban economy in the Delhi Sultanate. Examine critically the agrarian and economic reforms of Alauddin Khalji. How did it strengthen the Sultanate? What is your assessment of Ibn Batutah’s Rehla as an important source of indian history. How […]
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 24 ARCHIVES Form an estimate of the personality of Firoz Shah Tughlaq with special reference to his religious policy and public works. Assess the impact of the market reforms of Alauddin Khilji on contemporary economy and society. Discuss balban’s concept of kingship. How was it modified by Aluddin Khalji?
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 23 ARCHIVES The ‘Corps of Forty’ and its relations with the Sultan 2008 Assess the contribution of Iltutmish for the expansion and consolidation of the Delhi Sultanate. 2011 Analyse the social composition and the role of mobility under the successors of Iltutmish. How did it affect the contemporary politics? […]
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 22 ARCHIVES Discuss the growth of the Niguna School of Bhakti Movement emphasising the contribution of Kabir and Nanak to it.60 2004 “The tenets of Hindu and Muslim mystics were similar enough that the ground was ripe for syncretic movements involving adherents of both religious.” Elucidate.60 2005 Evolution of […]
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 21 ARCHIVES Provide a comparative analysis of the development of Arabic and Persian historiography. 2010 Evaluate Rajtarangini as asource of history.2012 Evaluate the impact of the Sufi and Bhakti Movements on vernacular languages and life and thought of the common people. 2001 The Sufi Movement and its role in […]
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 20 ARCHIVES Attempt a critical essay of the Indian Science and Civilization in the light of Alberuni’s writings. What merits and drawbacks, do you find in his account? 2003 Alberuni on science in India 2007 20 What are the manifestations of Tamil devotional cults? How do you account for […]
HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 19 ARCHIVES Were the Chola village assemblies democratic in nature ? Give reasons for your answer. 2000 The Cholas are said to have established a strong and well organized administration with an element of self-government at the local level. Do you agree? Give reasons.60 2004 Show that the administrative […]