HPSC Mains 2003 Optional Paper: Indian History Frontier IAS
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HPSC Mains 2003 Optional Paper: Indian History Frontier IAS

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HCS Mains Optional Paper Indian History-2003

HPSC Mains 2003 Optional Paper: In this post, we will discuss HPSC HCS mains Indian History optional previous year paper 2003

Time: 3 Hours                                                                                                                                             Marks: 150

Note: Attempt any Five questions. All questions carry equal marks. Q. No. 1 is Compulsory. Answer two questions from Part I and two questions from part II. The parts of the same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.

1. Write critical notes on any four of the following: 4×7.5=30 marks
(a) The extent of the Harappa Culture
(b) A Critical appraisal of the Rajput Policy of Akbar
(c) Local Self-Government under the Cholas 
(d) British Economic Policies and their impact
(e) Social basis of Indian Nationalism
(f) Rise and growth of Communalism.

Part I

2. Discuss the causes of the decline of the Harappa Culture.  30 marks                     

3. Bring out the salient features of the ‘Dhamma’ of Ashoka. What measures did he adopt for its propagation? 30 marks    

4. Write a detailed note on the ‘Bhakti Movement’. Did it achieve the desired goal? 30 marks                                               

Part II

5. Discuss the causes of the success of the East India Company. Was it an accident or design?   30 marks                             

6. Bring out the salient features of the 19th Century Renaissance. Did it lead to a national awakening? 30 marks                 

7. Give a critical appraisal of the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle of India. 30 marks