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Test 8: Mains Self Study 2016 (Mission 2016)

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Test 8: Mains Self Study 2016 (Mission 2016)

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09 January 2015

Click on the below questions and answer each within the word limit specified before each question.

1) Critics of economic reforms and liberalization measures that were introduced during early 1990s argued that
these reforms were anti-poor. Do you agree? Substantiate. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter 27

2) Critics of economic reforms or the liberalization and globalization process have seen in this path of development
a threat to Indias sovereignty , of India moving towards virtually a neo-colonial direction of dependent development,
abandoning the Nehruvian consensus of growth with selfreliance and equity. Critically comment. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter 28

3) The main thrust of and the parameters within which the agriculture reform initiatives were to be taken after
independence were understandably to a considerable extent laid down by the ideas and practices generated during
the Indian national movement. Discuss the legacy of national movement in setting stage for post independence
agricultural reforms. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter 29

4) The first phase of land reforms saw the abolition of land intermediaries such as zamindars and jagirdars. Critically
discuss how this first phase was implemented, the challenges governments faced and weaknesses in its
implementation. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter 30

5) Compare and contrast features of cities of Mesopotamia with that of Indus Valley Civilization cities. (200 Words)

NCERT Class XI, Themes in World History, Theme 2

6) How were Islamic architectural forms different from those of the Roman Empire? Discuss. (200 Words)

NCERT Class XI, Themes in World History, Theme 3 & 4

7) How did the discovery of South America lead to the development of European colonialism? Examine. (200
Words)

NCERT Class XI, Themes in World History, Theme 6

8) Britain was the first country to experience modern industrialisation. Examine why. (200 Words)

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NCERT, Class XI, Themes in World History, Theme 9

9) What do you understand by The Meiji Restoration? Discuss its nature and impact. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, Themes in World History, Theme 11

10) Do you think that Mao Zedong and the Communist Party of China were successful in liberating China and laying
the basis for its current success? Comment. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, Themes in World History, Theme 12

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