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1. Answer anyone of the following questions (in about 250
words) :                                                                            30  
(a) What in your opinion were the positive steps taken by the
British to modernise India?  
(b)  Examine  the  policy  of  Subordinate  Union  towards
Princely  States.  Account  for  the  shift  from  the  policy  of
Subordinate Isolation.  
2. Answer any two of the following questions (in about 150
words each) :                                                       15 x 2 = 30  
(a) "In the Montagu-Chelmsford Report communal
representation and reservations were not only retained but
considerably extended." Comment.  
(b) Evaluate Subhas Chandra Bose's contribution to India's
(c) Why and how did the Congress come to accept the
partition of the country?  
3.  Write about the following (not exceeding 20 words  
each) :   2x 15  = 30  
(a) Yajnavalkya Smriti            (b) Sutta Pitaka  
(c) Bhagawati Sutra               (d) Gangaikonda-ChoJapuram  
(e) Nizamuddin Auliya            (f) Raidas  
(g) Calcutta tvladrasa             (h) Jagat Seth  
(i) Bhawani Mandir                (j) Baba Ram Chandra  
(k) Pandita Ramabai              (I) Sir Thomas Roe  
(m) Moplah Rebellion            (n) Tavernier  
4.  Answer any two of the following (in about 125 words
each) :                                                                10 x 2 = 20  
(a) What are the resource bases available for the economic
development of the newly created States of Jharkhand and
Uttaranchal?   (b) Elucidate the factors contributing to the growing need for  water harvesting in India, both rural and urban.  
(c) "Political boundaries and regional boundaries need to be
co-terminus.:" Do you agree?  
5. Write notes on the following (in about 20 words each):
 2 x 5 = 10  
(a) Regurs                     (b) Karewas  
(c) Negative impacts of shifting cultivation  
(d) Causes of droughts in India  
(e) Significance of Lake Chilka  
6. Answer anyone of the following (in about 250 words each) : 30
(a) Comment on the financial relations between the Union
and the States in India. Has post-1991 liberalization in any
way affected it?  
(b)  Is  it  possible  to  distinguish  between  judicial  review  and
judicial  activism  in  India?  Does  the  recent  behavior  of  the
Indian judiciary partake more of judicial activism? Argue with
suitable examples.  
7.  Answer anyone of the following (in about 250 words): 30  
(a) Would you say that the implementation of the Panchayati
System in the last ten years has led to a real restructuring of
the Indian polity?  
(b)  Give  your  views  on  the  right  to  freedom  of  religion  as
enshrined  in  the  Indian Constitution. Do  they make  India  a
secular State?

8. Answer any two of the following (in about 150 words each):   
                                                                             15 x 2 = 30
(a) What are the constitutional limitations on the free
movements of Indians throughout the country?  
(b) How has the Indian State tackled the trade-off between
environment and development?  
(c) What  are  the  steps  that  the  Election  Commission  may
take  if  a  recalcitrant  State  Government  wants  to  put  off
Assembly Elections?  
9.  Answer the following questions (in about 20 words each)       
                                                                                2 x 5 = 10                       
(a) What is meant by 'double jeopardy'?  
(b) What are the protections afforded to Scheduled Tribes in
the Fifth Schedule of the Indian Constitution?  
(c) In what ways can the President of India ascertain the
views of the Supreme Court on a particular bill?  
(d) What is the common point between Articles 14 and 226 of
the Indian Constitution?  
(e) Who and what does the Indian Parliament consist of?  
10. Answer anyone of the following questions (in about 250
words) : 30  
(a) Discuss the impact of globalization on higher education in
(b) What is disaster management? Discuss the steps
required to tackle natural disasters.  
11.Answer any two of the following questions (in about 125
words each) :                                                        10 x 2 = 20  
(a) Explain th,e implications of the recent Supreme Court
verdict on reservations in private and minority educational
(b) What is the energy independence? Discuss how India can
be transformed into an 'Energyindependent Nation.'  
(c) What is eco-tourism? How could it be promoted in India?  
12.  Write notes on any two of the following (in about 125  
  words each) :   10 x 2 = 20  
(a) Sethusamudram Project  
(b) Causes of soil erosion and its control in India  
(c) Use of Information Technology in health management in
13.  Write short notes on the following (in about 20 words  
  Each):   2 x 5 = 10  
(a) Equal rights for women in parental property  
(b) National knowledge Commission  
(e) Genetically modified seeds  
(d) Ban on bar dancing  
(e) Rehabilitation of street children in India



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