Page-7 of GS-I: Modern Indian History - Significant Events

Elucidate the positive and negative outcomes of Revolt of 1857.

Although the Revolt of 1857 was suppressed completely, it created great shock waves in the heart of people and the British Crown in England. The British, therefore, examined the whole administration of India and brought about several changes in it. Among them the First was the transfer of power from the East India Company to ..

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The educational changes in 19th century seem to be more effective in setting the pace and direction of political changes in India than what one would expect from economic and technological change. Discuss critically.

British during its ninety-year of direct rule in India had brought some visible pro-India changes only in sphere of education as economic exploitation of India by the Raj is a well-established history. Technology-borne development was in its infancy barring some progress in transport and communication system in British India. Education played a key role in ..

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What were socio-political implications of Aryan Invasion Theory? Discuss.

The Aryan Invasion Theory was propounded much before archaeological excavations were carried out in undivided India. Modern scientific tools had shown that the mighty river Saraswati existed and was not a mythical one as had been claimed. The Theory explains that early settlements in the Indian subcontinent is a myth and genetic diversity found in South Asia is ..

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"One of the legacies of British colonial rule in India is the secrecy regime."Discuss throwing light on various secrecy laws and factors contributing to secrecy culture in India.

Hint: Started with the Indian Official Secrets Act (1904) during Lord Curzon, replaced by Official Secrets Act, 1923.  The act allows safeguarding information from unauthorized disclosure. Guidelines under Manual of Departmental Security Instructions and the Manual of Office Procedure deals with security of secret, confidential, restricted, and top secret information. Civil Service Conduct Rules, 1964, ..

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What were the major points of difference between Gandhi and Jinnah during the September 1944 talks? Critically discuss the outcomes of these talks at a broader level.

Gandhiji was arrested under the Defense of India Rules during the very beginning of the Quit India movement and sent to Agakhan Palace Jail. He was released on 6 May 1944. At that time, America was also creating pressure on Britain to resolve India’s demand for self-governance. In the meantime, Gandhiji proposed talks with Md. ..

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Examine critically the various facets of economic policies of the British in India from mid-eighteenth century till independence.

The economic policies pursued by the British in India had for the most part negative effects on the Indian economy. It changed the nature of the rural and agrarian economy in India, and adversely affected various sections of society such as artisans, farmers, handicraftsmen etc. From late 18th century to mid-nineteenth century, the British followed ..

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