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Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - Political Science Major 2 (May' 2015)

Course: 402
(Politics of North-East India with Special Reference to Assam)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Answer/Select the correct option: 1x8=8
  1. Name one foreign-boundary State which is situated in the border of the North-East India.
  2. Manipur became a full fledged State in the year ____. (1970/1972/1975)
  3. The State Language Act of Assam was passed in ____. (1960/1961/1962)
  4. “Regionalism is a movement to any exaggerated or oppressive form of centralization.” This was said by
  1. Seligman and Johnson.
  2. Kausar J. Azan.
  3. Achin Banaik.
  1. The administrative area of the District Council can be determined by the ____. (President/Governor/Chief Minister)
  2. The Sixth Schedule to the Indian Constitution was introduced in the Hill Districts of Assam in ____. (1950/1951/1952)
  3. Immigration started to North-East India from 19th Century onward. (Write Yes or No)
  4. Write the full form of NDFB.
2. Write on the following (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Colonial Legacy (NE).
  2. Sixth Schedule (Indian Constitution).
  3. Causes of Regionalism.
  4. Secessionist Movement (NE).
3. Describe the geo-political features of North-East India. 12
Discuss the heterogeneous character of North-East society.
4. What is sub nationality? Explain the means for elimination of sub nationality. 3+8=11
Discuss various causes for the demand of separate Statehood in Assam. 11
5. What is migration? Discuss its impact on socioeconomic conditions of North-East India. 4+7=11
Discuss the role of language in the politics of Assam. 11
6. What is Pressure Group? Explain the role of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) in the politics of Assam.  3+8=11
Explain the role of the regional political parties in the Indian political system. 11
7. Discuss the factors responsible for the boundary dispute between Assam and Nagaland. 11
Explain the causes of inter-State dispute between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

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