Instructions: Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words
each. Contents of the answers are more important than their length. All
questions carry equal marks.
Note: Each question carries 12.5 Marks
(12.5 x 20 = 200 Marks )
Q1. The ancient civilization in Indian sub continent differed from
those of Egypt , Mesopotamia and Greece in that its culture and traditions
have been preserved without breakdown to the present day. Comment (12.5M)
Q2. Mesolithic rock cut architecture of India not only reflects
the cultural life of the times but also a fine aesthetic sense comparable to
modern painting. Critically evaluate this comment. (12.5M)
Q3. How difficult would have been the achievement of Indian
independence without Mahatma Gandhi? Discuss.
Q4. Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B R Ambedkar, despite having divergent
approaches and strategies, had a common goal of amelioration of the
downtrodden. Elucidate. (12.5M)
Q5. It would have been difficult for the Constituent Assembly to
complete its historic task of drafting the Constitution for Independent
India in just three years, but its experience gained with the Government of
India Act, 1935 .Discuss.(12.5M)
Q6. Why did the industrial revolution first occur in England?
Discuss the quality of life of the people there during the
industrialization. How does it compare with that in India at present times?
Q7. To what extend can Germany be held responsible for causing the
two World Wars? Discuss critically.
Q8. Describe any four cultural elements of diversity in India and
rate their relative significance in building a national identity.
Q9. Critically examine whether growing population is the cause of
poverty OR poverty is the mains cause of population increase in India.
Q10. How do you explain the statistics that show that the sex
ratio in Tribes in India is more favourable to women than the sex ratio
among Scheduled Castes?
Q11. Discuss the changes in the trends of labour migration within
and outside India in the last four decades.
Q12. Discuss the positive and negative effects of globalization on
women in India?
Q13. Debate the issue whether and how contemporary movements for
assertion of Dalit identity work towards annihilation of caste.
Q14. Explain the factors responsible for the origin of ocean
currents. How do they influence regional climates, fishing and navigation?
Q15. Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata are the three Mega cities of the
country but the air pollution is much more serious probelm in Delhi as
compared to the other two. Why is this so?
Q16. India is well endowed with fresh water resources. Critically
examine why it still suffers from water scarcity.
Q17. The states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and
Uttarakhand are reaching the limits of econological carrying capacity due to
tourism. Critically evaluate.
Q18. How far do you agree that the behaviour of the Indian monsoon
has been changing due to humanizing landscape? Discuss.
Q19. Smart cities in India cannot sustain without smart vilages.
Discuss this statement in the backdrop of rural urban integration.
Q20. What are the economic significances of discovery of oil in
Arctic Sea and its possible environemental consequences?