Monday, February 18, 2019

Gauhati University Question Papers: HISTORY (HISTORY OF INDIA) (6.1 General) (May-June’ 2016)


Gauhati University Question Papers
HISTORY (May-June’ 2016)
(6.1 General)
(HISTORY OF INDIA)
Full Marks: 80
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Answer either in English or Assamese
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer the following questions:                                          1x10=10

a)      Name the first Indian who qualified in the Indian Civil Service examination held in London.
b)      Who was the founder of the ‘Prarthana Samaj’?
c)       Who is regarded as the father of modern Indian nationalism?
d)      Who founder the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897?
e)      When did moderate-extremist split take place in the Congress?
f)       In which year was the Lucknow Pact signed?
g)      Why did Mahatma Gandhi suspend the Non-Cooperation Movements in 1922?
h)      Name the Irish lady who was the leader of the Home Rule Movement.
i)        In which Session did the Indian National Congress take the ‘Quit India’ resolution?
j)        In which year was the Indian Independence Act passes in the British Parliament?
2. Answer briefly the following:                                                                 2x5=10
a)      Mention two motives of the British behind the establishment of local bodies in India.
b)      Name two newspapers which helped to foster national feeling among the people of Indian in the 19th century.
c)       Who founded the Indian Association in 1876?
d)      Name two moderate leaders of the Indian National Congress.
e)      Who was the last Viceroy in India and when did he assume office?
3. Answer any four of the following:                                       5x4=20
a)      What were the changes introduced in the army of British Indian after the Revolt of 1857?
b)      Write a short note on the steps taken by the reformers of the 19th century for emancipation of women in India.
c)       Under what circumstances was the Muslim League formed? Mention two of its objectives.
d)      What was the Jallianwala Bagh incident and how did the people react to it?
e)      What was the objective behind announcing ‘Communal Award’ by the British Prime Minister in 1932?
f)       What were the proposals of the Cabinet Mission?
4. Answer any four of the following:                                       10x4=40
a)         What was the type of government that was going to be established in India by the government of India Act, 1858?
b)         What was the objective of Lord Curzon behind partitioning Bengal? What were its effects?
c)          Discuss the judicial reforms introduced by Lord Ripon in India.
d)         What were the teachings of Dayananda Saraswati? How did he contribute to the growth of nationalism in the minds of the Indian people?
e)         Write short note on Aligarh Movement?
f)          What were the activities and achievements of the Indian National Congress during the period from 1885 to 1905?
g)         Write an essay on the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the Freedom Struggle of India.
h)         In which Session did the Muslim League pass its Pakistan Resolution? What factors of you think were responsible for their Pakistan demand?

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