(Download) IAS (Main) History Optional Paper - III : 2011

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IAS Main History Optional Paper - III

1. Mark the following places on the map supplied to you and write short descriptive notes on the places plotted by you on the map: 20 × 3 = 60
(i) Jalalabad
(ii) Daultabad
(iii) Kamtapura
(iv) Allahabad
(v) Mursidabad
(vi) Kara Manikpur,
(vii) Chanderi
(viii) Mandu
(ix) Multan
(x) Devgiri
(xi) Jaunpur
(xii) Sasaram
(xiii) Asirgarh
(xiv) Hampi
(xv) Ahmednagar
(xvi) Amarkot
(xvii) Fatehpur Sikri
(xviii) Golkunda
(xix) Ujjain
(xx) Raichur

2. Assess the impact of the market reforms of Alauddin Khalji on contemporary economy and society 60

3. Muhammad-Bin-Tughlak was an extraordinarily intelligent man but his moves were not well timed. Assess this statement. 60

4. Firoz-Shah-Tughlak was a weak emperor but somehow he managed to survive 40 years on the throne and became very popular for his concessions and public works. Analyse. 60

5. Write a short notes on following (not more than 100 words) 10 × 6 = 60
(a) Corpsfourty
(b) Amir Khusrau
(c) Ziauddin Barani
(d) Hemu
(e) Hasan Gangu
(f) Chaitanya

6. What were the causes of rise of the Bhakti and Sufi movement? What impact did Kabir and Nanak leave on Indian society and culture? 60

7. (a) Akbar built the mughal empire by enlisting the support of the Rajputs, Aurangzeb destroyed it by alienating the rajputs. Do you agree? 30
(b) Write a precise essay on Akbar religious policy 30

8. (a) What are the distinguishing components of the 18th century debate? 30
(b) Marathas were restricted by their geopolitical liimitation from becoming the premier power of India. Examine. 30

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