HCS mains 2009 indian history
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HCS mains 2009 indian history optional question paper


HCS Mains 2009 Indian History   (Code - 12) 

Time : 3 Hours            Maximum Marks : 150

Note : Attempt FIVE questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. Question N o. 1 is compulsory. Answer two questions from Part-I and two questions from Part - II. The parts of same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.

1. Write notes on any four of the following : (4 x 7.5 = 30)

a) Rule of Indo—Greeks

b) Alauddin Khilji’s economic regulations

c) Shivaji as a great constructive genius and nation builder

d) British Land Revenue systems 

e) Peasent Revolts in Modern India

f) Indian National Army 


2.Estimate the importance of Ashoka in Indian history. Was he responsible for the disintegration of Maurya Empire?(30)

3.Discuss the developments in the ?eld of literature, art and religion in the Gupta age. (30)

4.Give an account of the rise and fall of the Vijaynagar Empire along with salient features of its administration. (30)


5.“Wellesley transformed English state into an empire.” Discuss. (30)

6. Critically evaluate the impact of British policies on Indian economy.  (30)

7. To what extent was the Revolt of 1942 a “Spontaneous Revolution.” How did it affect the Indian freedom struggle?