April 8th topic and previous year’s questions

April 8

Modern Indian History from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present: issues 

Main 2013

Defying the barriers of age, gender and religion, the Indian women became the torch-bearer during the struggle for freedom in India. Discuss.

Main 2014

Examine critically the various facets of economic policies of the British in India from mid-eighteenth century till independence

Main 2017

The women’s questions arose in modern India as a part of the 19th century social reform movement. What were the major issues and debates concerning women in that period?

Highlight the importance of new objective that got added to the vision of Indian independence since the twenties of the last century

Examine how the decline of traditional artisanal industry in colonial India crippled the rural economy.

Main 2018 

Why indentured labour was taken by British from India to other colonies? Have they been able to preserve their cultural identity over there?

Main 2019

Examine the linkages between the ninteenth century’s ‘Indian Renaissance’ and the emergence of national identity. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks