Trace the circumstances that led to the introduction of the Permanent Settlement in Bengal. Discuss its impact on landlords, peasants and the Government. [1981, 60m]
“Our system acts very much like a sponge, drawing up all the good things from the banks of the Ganges, and squeezing them down on the banks of the Thames.” Comment. [1985, 20m]
How could the history of parliamentary democracy be traced in India?
“The Dual System of Government was a complete failure from the outset. In the first place, the abuse of the private trade reached a greater height than ever. In the second place, the demands of the Company for the increase led to gross oppression of the peasantry.” Examine
The complex power struggle going on in India in 18th Century facilitated the establishment of British Indian Empire. Explain.
“By certain of his actions Clive has marred both the glory and usefulness of his work.” Comment. [1995, 20m]
“The tribal and peasant rebellion laid the foundation of the revolt of 1857.” Comment. [2001, 20m]
Discuss the Direct and Indirect Consequences of Revolt of 1857. What lessons could be learned from it?
Write short notes on Deccan Peasants Uprising, Bardoli Satyagraha and Tebhaga Movement.