• Indian Culture for Prelims Preparation
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Rule by British Crown [1857-1885]

  1. Government of India Act 1858
  2. Division of Company’s Power
  3. Beginning of Decentralisation
  4. Evolution of Local Self Govt
  • India’s Struggle for Independence- Chapter 1
  • Spectrum’s- Brief History of Modern India- Chapters 1

[2011 Prelims]

1)What was the purpose with which sir William Wedderburn and W.S.Caine had set up the Indian parliamentary committee in 1893?
(a)To agitate for Indian political reforms in the house of commons.
(b)To campaign for the entry of Indians into the imperial judiciary.
(c)To facilitate a discussion on India’s independence in the British
(d)To agitate for the entry of eminent Indians into the British

[2012 Prelims]

1)The most effective contribution made by Dadabhai Naoroji to the cause of Indian National Movement was that he
1. Exposed the economic exploitation of India by the British
2. Interpreted the ancient Indian texts stored
3. Stressed the need for eradication of all the social evils before anything else.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

2)During Indian freedom struggle, the National Social Conference was formed. What was the reason for its formation?
a) Different social reforms groups or organisations of Bengal region united to form a single body to discuss the issues of larger interest and to prepare appropriate petitions/ representations to the government.
b) Indian National Congress did not want to include social reforms in its deliberations and decided to form a separate body for such a purpose
c) Behramji Malabari and M.G.Ranade decided to bring together all
the social reform groups of the country order one organisation.
d) None of the statements (a), (b) and (c) given above is correct on this context.

[2015 Prelims]

1)Who of the following was/were economic critic/critics of colonialism in India?
1. Dadabhai Naoroji
2. G. Subramania Iyer
3. R. C. Dutt
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[2017 Prelims]

1) Consider the following statements:

  1. The Factories Act, 1881 was passed with a view to fix the wages of industrial workers and to allow the workers to form trade unions.
  2. N.M. Lokhande was a pioneer in organizing the labour movement in British India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

2) Consider the following pairs:

  1. Radhakanta Deb — First President of the British Indian Association
  2. Gazulu Lakshminarasu Chetty —Founder of the Madras Mahajana Sabha
  3. Surendranath Banerjee — Founder of the Indian Association

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B