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History (Mains) Last 33 Years (1979-2011) Papers by Www.mrunal.org

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History (Mains) Question PapersLast 33 Years (1979-2011)By www.Mrunal.org 
Contents
1979................................................................................................................................................ 21980................................................................................................................................................ 31981................................................................................................................................................ 51982................................................................................................................................................ 71983................................................................................................................................................ 81984.............................................................................................................................................. 101985.............................................................................................................................................. 121986.............................................................................................................................................. 141987.............................................................................................................................................. 151988.............................................................................................................................................. 171989.............................................................................................................................................. 191990.............................................................................................................................................. 201991.............................................................................................................................................. 221992.............................................................................................................................................. 241993.............................................................................................................................................. 261994.............................................................................................................................................. 271995.............................................................................................................................................. 291996.............................................................................................................................................. 311997.............................................................................................................................................. 321998.............................................................................................................................................. 341999.............................................................................................................................................. 352000.............................................................................................................................................. 362001.............................................................................................................................................. 382002.............................................................................................................................................. 392003.............................................................................................................................................. 412004.............................................................................................................................................. 422005.............................................................................................................................................. 442006.............................................................................................................................................. 452007.............................................................................................................................................. 472008.............................................................................................................................................. 48
 
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Paper-I
 1. Mark any fifteen of the following on the map supplied to you and give descriptive noteson, them:(i) Avanti(ii) Asirgarh(iii) Amaravati(iv) Aihole(v) Brahmagiri(vi) Daulatabad(vii) Fathrpur Sikri(viii) Golkonda(ix) Gangaikondacholapuram(x) Hampi(xi) Jaunpur(xii) Kapilavastu(xiii) Kanauj(xiv) Kanchipuram(xv) Lothal(xvi) Paithan(xvii) Panipat(xviii) Ranthambhor(xix) Rupar(xx) Samugarh(xxi) Salsette(xxii) Tamralipti(xxiii) Takshashila(xxiv) Talikota(xxv) Somnath(xxvi) Kalinjar(xxvii) Mandu(xxviii)Warangal(xxiv) Murshidabad
Section A
 2. Give an appraisal of town planning of the Indus cities and evaluate the various reasonsfor their decline.3. Give an account of the Geography of the Vedic texts and describe the social life duringthe Vedic times.
4. Discuss the nature of Ashoka’s Dhamma. Was it responsible for the downfall of his
empire?5. Describe the expansion of the Gupta empire under Samudragupta with the help of theAllahabad pillar inscription.6. Discuss the contribution of the Pallavas to South Indian art. Was this art whollyindigenous?
 
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 7. Describe the village administration of the Chola period as known from the Uttaramerurinscriptions.8. Bring out the essential features of the administration of Ala-ud-din Khalji.9. Give an account of the polity and society of Vijayanagara empire under Krishnadevaraya.10. In which respects did the policies of Aurangzeb contribute to the disintegration of theMughal empire?11. Examine the economic condition of the rural agricultural classes and of the urbanartisans and traders during the Mughal period.
Paper-II
 
Section A
1. Assess critically the economic impact of the British rule in India till the end of thenineteenth century.
2. ‚1858 is the Great Divide in modern India
n history, as the policy, practice and ideals ofthe government that followed differed fundamentally from the government of the
Company which it displaced.‛ Discuss.
 3. Examine the main trends in social reform and social change in India between 1829 and1929.4. Discuss the nature, methods and activities of the Terrorist Revolutionary Movement and
assess its place in India’s Freedom Struggle.
 5. Analyze the circumstances, between 1942 and 1947, that led to freedom and partitionof India.
Section B (Modern World)
 
6. The period 1500 to 1700 in Europe has been called ‘the heyday of the CommercialRevolution.’ Explain the causes that led to this Revolution & examine its impact on society.
 7. What do you understand by Imperialism? How did it affect the people of Asia in thenineteenth century?8. What were the ideals of the French Revolution of 1789? How far is it correct to say thatit overthrew mercantilism and the surviving relics of feudalism and contributed to thepolitical supremacy of the middle class?9. Account for the rise of militarism in Japan between the two World Wars. How did itaffect the peace of the world?
10. ‚Holland was engaged in a systematic exploitation of Indonesia in the nineteenthcentury.‛ Elucidate.
 11. Discuss the internal problem of China after the First World War and account for theestablishment of Communist rule in the China in 1949.
1980 
Paper-I
 1. Mark any fifteen of the following on the map supplied to you and give descriptive noteson them:(i) Amber(ii) Ahmadnagar(iii) Anegondi(iv) Badami(v) Bassein(vi) Bidar(vii) Chanderi

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