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Q1. Discuss the different stages of colonialism in India. How did these stages
affect the Indian
Q2. What were the main features of the new administrative system which
developed in India after 1857?
Q3. Discuss the ideas and significance of social reform movements in the 19 th
century India.
Q4. Comment on the controversies relating to the origin of the Indian National
Q5. What do you understand by the term de-industrialization? Discuss the
various viewpoints regarding the process of de-industrialization.
Q6.Discuss the factors which contributed to the growth of a national
consciousness in 19th century India.
Q7.Write a note on the Non-Cooperation Movement. Why did Gandhi withdraw
the movement?
Q8.Analyze the nature of Land-reforms after Independence.
Q9. Why did the Congress accept partition? Comment on the congresss handling
of the communal problem.
Q10. What were the differences between the Moderates and the Extremists? How
did these affect the Indian National Movement?
Q11. How did the Indian state make use of planning to promote industrialization
after 1947?
Q12. In what ways was the issue of Khilafat linked to the non-cooperation
Q13. What were the various measures taken by the congress ministries in the
provinces during 1937-39?
Q14. The partition of India was the result of the growth of communalism. Discuss.
Q15. Write a note on the different stages of the Civil Disobedience Movement.
Q16. What led to the emergence of nationalism in India?
Q17. How did the socialist ideas influence the Indian National Congress? What
was their impact on Congress policies?
Q18.Analyze the nature and importance of peasant movements in India in 1920s
and 1930s.
Q19. What led to the Quit India Movement? How was it different from earlier
Gandhian movements?
Q20. Discuss the causes of the revolt of 1857. Why did it fail?

Q21. Critically analyse the growth of non-Brahman movements in Western and

Southern India.
Q22. Write a note on some major tribal and peasant uprisings in the second half
of the 19th Century.
Q23.Write a note on Gandhis initial involvement with Indian politics after his
arrival from South Africa.
Q24. What was the nature and significance of the Home Rule Leagues?
Q25. Write an essay on the role of Jawaharlal Nehru and Chandra Bose in
bringing socialist ideas to the congress.
Q26. How did the state promote secularism in independent India?
Q27.What was Mahatma Gandhis role in Indian politics in the initial years? Write
with specific reference to Champaran, Ahmedabad and Kheda.
Q28. How did the Indian Capitalist class emerge? What was it relationship with
Indian National Congress?
Q29. Highlight the basic principles at Indias foreign policy after Independence.
Q30. Analyse the circumstances that led to the partition of India in 1947.
Q31. Discuss the circumstances leading to Swadeshi Movement in Bengal. What
was its impact on the growth of Indian Nationalism?


Q1.Why did the Congress agree to participate in the elections of 1937? What
steps did it take after assuming office in various provinces?
Q2.Discuss the various phases of the revolutionary movement in India.
Q3.Write a note on the Indian National Army (INA).
Q4.Briefly discuss the contribution of the Swaraj Party to the Indian National
Q5.Write a note on growth of Secularism in India.
Q6.Write a note on self-respect Movement in Tamil Nadu
Q7.What do you understand by Socialism? Who were the early socialist thinkers?
Q8.Write a short note on the Swadeshi Movement.
Q9.Write a note on the Ghadar Movement.
Q10.What was the impact of Russian Revolution on the National movement in
Q11.How did literature promote the growth of national feelings in the 19 th

Q12.How was the nature of popular struggles in princely states different from
British India?
Q13.Why did the Congress reject the Cripps Proposal?
Q14.Analyse the nature and significance of Trade Union Movement.
Q15.Discuss the causes of the failure of the Congress ministries in the provinces.
Q16.Was partition of India inevitable?
Q17.Write a note on the Morley-Minto reforms and their impact on Indian politics.
Q18.Discuss the early Sikh Reform Movements.
Q19.How did Communal forces influence Indian Politics during the 1940s?
Q20.Discuss the contribution of Jotirao Govindrao Phule in challenging the
traditional social order.


1) Rowlatt Act
2) Bankim Chandra
3) The Akali Movement
4) Non-Brahmin movement in Maharashtra
5) Home Rule Leagues
6) Telangana Movement
7) Drain of Wealth
8) Bharatendu Harishchandra
9) Non-aligned Movement
Morley-Minto Reforms
Partition of Bengal
Non-aligned movement
Permanent Settlement
Poona Pact
Naval Mutiny
Indian National Army
Nehru Report (1928)
Bhagat Singh
Montague Chelmsford Reforms
Congress Ministries
Simon Commission
Government of India Act 1935
Meerut Conspiracy
British Policy on Tibet
Santhal Rebellion
Simla Conference
Ghadar Party
Singh Sabha Movement