Lord Curzon

GS Paper 1 Source: Indian Express   Direction: Try to remember some reforms by the governor general and Viceroys. This is important for both Prelims and Mains.   Context: The Bardhaman municipality, West Bengal has decided to erect a statue of an erstwhile maharaja in front of the landmark Curzon Gate in the city.   …

Heroes of India’s freedom struggle, mentioned by PM in his I-Day speech

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: The Freedom Struggle   Source: Indian Express, Indian Express Direction: No need to remember or overthink, just go through it once. Context:  In the Independence Day address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed “Nari shakti”, and paid tribute to various women leaders. Women Heroes …

History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 09 September 2014 “No event as encompassing as the French Revolution occurs in an intellectual vacuum”. Comment [200 words,2007] ‘The French Revolution attacked privileges and not property’. Comment [200 words,2003]  

History -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 ‘Permanent Settlement disappointed many expectations and introduced there results that were not anticipated’ [2004 , 200 words] “Though the Permanent Settlement had serious defects, it gave tranquility to the countryside and stability to the government”. Comment. [2009, 200 words]  

History -2014 – Answer Writing Challenge – 2

ARCHIVES 04 September 2014 Examine the major factors shaping the British land revenue policy in India. How it affected Indian society? [60 marks , 2007] What was the impact of early British land policy on the village communities of North India? [2003 , 60 marks]  

History – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 1

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014 What role did the economics play in the early phase of the British rule in shaping of land tenure policy? [30 marks , 2010] “Absentee landlordism was a consequential feature of Bengal’s Permanent Settlement”[20 marks , 2003]

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism Question Show how the presence of a weak and helpless China next door brought about the rise of militarism and collapse of democracy in Japan. (200 words) Next Topic WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism Question Trace the distinct phases of the Sino-Japanese War. Assess its political economic and cultural impact on China, both ‘occupied and free’. (200 words) Next Topic WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism Question ‘The sponsors of the overseas expansion of Europe were national monarchies’. Comment. (200 words) Next Topic WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism Question Write a critique on the partition of Africa from 1870 to 1914, with particular reference to Germany’s imperial designs in the Continent. (200 words) Next Topic WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism Question Why is the period from 1842 to 1900 considered as half a century of humiliations in the history of China? What was the reaction of China? (200 words) Next Topic WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism Question ‘By 1861, China may be said to have been fully though grudgingly opened to the Westerner’. Explain. (200 words) Next Topic WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism Question ‘If imperialism is viewed as a phase of the struggle for power between States, its result must be judged in terms of its role in power politics’. Explain. (200 words) Next Topic WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism