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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: HISTORY (HISTORY OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT IN INDIA) ' May 2014

Course: 601
(Option – I : History of Ecology and Environment in India
Option – II : Women in Indian History)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions.

1. Answer the following questions in one word or in one sentence:                         1x8=8

a)      What was the latest mode of utilization of resources?
b)      Mention one of the factors for decline of the Indus Valley Civilization.
c)       Who were mainly responsible for the beginning of the process of depletion of India’s forest wealth?
d)      Who was the first Inspector General of Forest to the Government of India?
e)      What is the meaning of the word ‘Chipko’?
f)       When did the Government of India declare the social Afforestation Programme?
g)      Cite the name of a tree which has economic importance for plantation in Assam.
h)      Write the name of a place in Upper Assam where erosion has assumed massive proportion.
2. Write short notes on (any three):                        4x3=12
a)      Gathering mode of resources utilization.
b)      Forest in the medieval India.
c)       British forest administration in India.
d)      Narmada Bachao Andolan.
e)      Erosion at Majuli.
3. Give a brief description of the geographical background of Indian subcontinent.                           12
      Discuss the history of the emergence of ecology and environmental history in India.
4. Analyze the environmental factors which are responsible for the decline of the Indus Valley Civilization.           12
    Write briefly on agricultural expansion activities which led to deforestation in the Gangetic Valley.
5. Discuss how the British Forest Policy caused deforestation and ecological change in India.                        12
    Analyze the impact of railway construction on forestry during the colonial period in India.
6. What are the aims and objectives of Social Afforestation adopted by India Government in post-Independence period?                12
      Discuss how dams and mines create problems in the concerning areas.
7. Discuss the causes and remedies of flood occurred in the Brahmaputra Valley.              12
      Analyze the environmental impact on the Brahmaputra Valley generated by shifting cultivation.


1. Answer the following questions in one word or in one sentences:                       1x8=8
a)      Write one characteristic of patriarchy.
b)      What is the meaning of ‘Brahmavadini’?
c)       Who was the first woman ruler of medieval India?
d)      In which year ‘Hindu Women’s Rights to Property Act’ was enacted?
e)      What was ‘Zennana School’?
f)       What is the name of the first Women University established in India?
g)      What was the ‘Adi Bapa’ system?
h)      Who was the first secretary of ‘Assam Mahila Samiti’?
2. Write short notes on (any three):                        4x3=12
a)      Gender.
b)      Their Gatha.
c)       Sarada Act.
d)      Annie Besant.
e)      Rani Gaidalu.
3. What do you mean by Feminism? Discuss the development of feminist movements in the 19th and 20th centuries. 4+8=12
      Write a detailed note on the oral narratives, diaries and autobiographies as a source for reconstruction of the women history of modern India.                               12
4. Write briefly about the position of women in the Vedic period.                             12
    Critically analyze the social status of Muslim women in medieval India.
5. Discuss the contributions of social reform movements for the emancipation of Indian women.                              12
    Who was Pandita Ramabai? Discuss her role for the upliftment of Indian women.                         4+8=12
6. Write about the All India Women’s Conference and its impact on Indian society.                           12
    Discuss the part played by Indian women in the freedom struggle under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi.
7. Write an essay about the position of women in medieval Assam.                         12
    Prepare a brief note on the participation of Assamese women in the Quit India Movement.


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