• General Studies – 1
  • General Studies – 2
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  • General Studies – 4
  • GENERAL ESSAY PAPER

Modern Indian history

  1. Significant Events from the middle of 18th Century
  2. Important Personalities
  3. Important Issues
  4. Socio-Religious Movements
  • India Struggle for Independence- Bipin Chandra
  • Plassey to Partition- Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
  • Raj to Swaraj by Ram Chandra Pradhan

2015 MAINS

  1. How difficult would have been the achievement of Indian independence without Mahatma Gandhi? Discuss.
  2. Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B R Ambedkar, despite having divergent approaches and strategies, had a common goal of amelioration of the downtrodden. Elucidate.
  3. 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.

2014 MAINS

  1. Examine critically the various facets of economic policies of the British in India from mid-eighteenth century till independence.
  2. In what ways did the naval mutiny prove to be the last nail in the coffin of British colonial aspirations in India?

2013 MAINS

  1. “In many ways, Lord Dalhousie was the founder of modern India.” Elaborate.