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Discuss the origin and development of the Aligarh Movement with special emphasis on the part played by Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan in promoting it.

This movement was launched by Syed Ahmad Khan, who was in the judicial service of the Company at the time of the rebellion of 1857 and stood loyal to the Government. After his retirement from service he appeared in the role of a socio-religious reformer. His articles in Tahzib-al-Akhlaq, which he started in 1870, as well ..

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In what way did the Charter Act of 1793, 1813, 1833 and 1853 affect the structure of the Company Government in India? Discuss limiting yourself to Governor General and his council only.

Previously, the Home government in England consisted of the Court of Directors and the Court of Proprietors. The Court of Directors were elected annually and practically managed the affairs of the Company. In India, each of the three presidencies was independent and responsible only to the Home Government. The government of the presidency was conducted ..

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How did the Third Carnatic War affect the political fortunes of the French in India? What were the causes of the French failure in their struggle against the English Company?

The Third Carnatic War was fought between 1757 and 1763 and it concluded with Treaty of Paris in 1763, which returned Chandernagore and Pondicherry to France, and allowed the French to have trading posts in India but forbade French traders from administering them. The French agreed to support British client governments, thus ending French ambitions of an Indian ..

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Examine how the decline of traditional artisanal industry in colonial India crippled the rural economy.

Pre-colonial India had favorable foreign trade due to excellence in indigenous production. Indian artisans were famous all over the world for their skills.  There was large scale production on cotton and silk, jute, dyestuffs, mineral and metallic products like arms, metal wares and oil. India, towards the end of the 18th century was, undoubtedly one ..

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Clarify how mid-eighteenth Century India was beset with the spectre of a fragmented polity.

Aurangzeb died in 1707 and almost instantly the Mughal empire started breaking up. This break up was followed by establishment of large number of independent and semi-independent or autonomous states of three types as follows: Warrior States: These were formed by the Sikhs, Jats and Marathas in course of their rebellion against the Mughals. Local ..

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Most invaders in medieval times came to India from High mountain passes of North while they could have entered through western plains or low mountains. Critically examine the statement while keeping focus on geographical and political reasons.

Most of the Muslim invasions came from Central Asia and Middle East via mountain passes particularly Khyber Pass and Bolan Pass. In terms of distance, these were proximate to the invaders in comparison to the western plains or sea coast. The invaders were more acquaint with the geography of these areas and were more adapted ..

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