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Gauhati University Question Papers: HISTORY (HISTORY OF INDIA 1857-1947) (6.1 General) (May-June’ 2017)

Gauhati University Question Papers
HISTORY (May-June’ 2017)
(6.1 General)
(HISTORY OF INDIA 1857-1947)
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 in one word or sentence:                                            1x10=10

a)         Which Indian Act is also known as the ‘Act for the Better Government of India’?
b)         What was Neo-Hinduism?
c)          Who was Dr. Atmaram Panduranga?
d)         Who was the founder of Ramakrishna Mission?
e)         What was Suddhi Movement?
f)          What was the Vernacular Press Act?
g)         Name the Viceroy who passed the Ancient Monuments Protection Act in India.
h)         Name the college opened at Aligarh by Lord Lytton which later on grew into a university.
i)           What was the earlier name of the Indian National Congress?
j)           Who were the three members of the Cabinet Mission?
2. Answer in short:                                          2x5=10
a)         Mention any two weaknesses of the Act of 1858.
b)         Mention two goals of the Theosophical Society.
c)          Write two financial reforms introduced by Lord Lytton.
d)         Where was the Second Session of Indian National Congress held and was its President?
e)         Mention the date on which Pakistan formally became an independent State. Who was its first President?
3. Answer any four of the following question:                                    5x4=20
a)         What factors encouraged the British Government to promote local bodies like Municipalities, Corporations, etc, after 1858?
b)         Who was Sir Sayed Ahmad Khan and what was his contribution to the education of the Muslims?
c)          What was the Ilbert Bill Controversy?
d)         What led to the split of Indian National Congress in 1907?
e)         Write a short note on the Home Rule Movement.
f)          What were the proposals of the Cripps Mission?
4. Answer any four:                                        10x4=40
a)         Discuss the changes in the British policies and attitudes towards India after 1857?
b)         Give an estimate of the administration of Lord Ripon as the Viceroy of India.
c)          What were the factors that led to the growth of Indian nationalism?
d)         What changes were introduced into the Indian Military Forces after 1857?
e)         Discuss the aims and objectives of the Swadeshi Movement. What were its results?
f)          Why did Gandhiji start the Non-Cooperation Movement? Why was it stopped suddenly in 1922?
What was the Civil Disobedience Movement? Why was it launched?
g)         Why was the Indian National Army (INA) formed? What were its contributions to the freedom of India?


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