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UPSC Mains Model History Question Paper 2010

UPSC Mains Model History Question Paper 2010

Sub Date: 5/4/2011

Section -A

1. Comment on any three of the following statements in about 200 words each.                           3x20= 60
(a)" Dupleix made a cardinal blunder in looking for the key of India in Madras; Clive sought and found it in Bengal" Marriott
(b) "The Plassey Revolution as the first English essay in private profiteering on a grandiose scale" Eric Stokes
(c) "The Battle of Buxar proved to be a decisive struggle with far reaching political consequences in the destiny of India"
(d) "With the arrival of Wellesley there was a clear tilt in company's policies in favour of vigorous expansion"
2. "Our acquisition of India was made blindly. Nothing great that has ever been done by English man was done so unintentionally and so accidentally, as the conquest of India" John Seeley                                    60
3. (a) British Crown's assumption of direct administration of   India in 1858 was   not an sudden phenomenon but it was gradual and culmination of process started from 1773 and it ended in 1858"                              30
(b) The English utilitarian and India.                    30
4(a) "On the eve of British conquest of India, India witnessed triangular struggle in north and south India" Discuss
(b) Discuss the causes for the failure of Peshwas for failing to built an empire
5. Comment on any three of the following statements in about 200 words each.                           3x20= 60
(a) "The charter act of 1813 was thus an important benchmark in the push towards westernization of India"
(b) "The subsidiary system must everywhere run its full course, and destroy every government which it undertakes to protect"
(c) "In all our measures taken during the minority , we must bear in mind that by the treaty of Lahore, March 1846, the Punjab was never intended to be an independent state.." Henry Lawrence
(d) " The treaty of Bassein did not establish the company's political supremacy in India but certainly was an important milestone in that direction"
6.(a) "Responsibility for the rebellion of 1857-58 though not fully ,but partly rests on the shoulders of Dalhousie" Discuss                                         30
(b) "It is absolutely necessary for the defeat of these (i.e French ) design that no native state should be left to exist in India which is not upheld by the British power or the political conduct of which is not under its absolute control"     Wellesley
7. (a Narrate the circumstances leading to the British capture of Bengal                30
(b)How the free trade policy of Britons changed the character of British colonial policy in India?               30
8. (a)Discuss the growth and development of legislatures in British India up to 1909                            30
(b) Impact of western education in India

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