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1. Survey of Political History of Ancient India

Q.1. What do you, mean by the Later Vedic Age Describe the Political, Social, Economical and Religious Life of the age.
Q.2. Give a brief account of the Kingship in Mahabharta and Ramayana.
Q.3. What do you mean by the term Kingship in ancient India? Explain in brief.
Q.4. Discuss the causes of the rise of republics in Ancient India.


2. Rise and Growth of Political Ideas in Ancient India

Q.1. Give a brief account of the state on the basis of Arthashastra.
Q.2. Describe the nature and function of the government according to Kautilya.
Q.3. Discuss the powers and privileges of the king according to Kautilya.
Q.4. Give a brief description of Arthshashtra written by Kautilya?
Q.5. Write Manu’s ideas in detail.
Q.6. Discuss the central theme of Manusmriti and its contribution to ancient Indian Political History.
Q.7. Discuss the state and kingship in Manusmriti.
Q.8. Throw the light on the inter-state relations described in Manusmriti.
Q. 9. What is the Sukraniti and the importance of Sukraniti in the political history of ancient India?

3. Administration of Mauryas

Q.1. Describe the Mauryan Administration on the basis of Kautilya’s Arthashastra and the accounts of Megasthenes.

4. Administration of GuptasQ.1. Give an account of the administrative and social structure under Chandra Gupta II



5. State in Ancient India

Q.1. Describe the various principles of the origin of the state in ancient Indian politics.
Q.2. Discuss the Saptang Theory of the state in Ancient India.
Q.3. Discuss the organic theory of the State.
Q.4. Discuss the historical evolution of the state.
Q.5. Differentiate between Modern and Ancient States on the basis of their functions.
Q.6. Write a brief note on the nature of the state.
Q.7. Describe the political condition of Northern India in the Sixth century B.C.
What do you understand by the term Janpad’? Give a brief description of the Janpad States.

6. Justice and Law in Ancient India

Q.1. According to Kautilya, many kinds of laws were present in ancient India. Discuss it.
Q.2. Discuss the importance of Justice and the Concept of Law in brief.
Q.3. Write the Manu’s ideas on justice.

7. Dand in Ancient India

Q.1. Discuss the qualities of Dandaniti in ancient Indian politics.
Q.2. What was the method of punishment in ancient India?
Q.3. Write a short note on Manu’s Theory of Coercive Authority (Danda).


8. Survey of the Political History of Medieval India

Q.1. Discuss the political condition of Medieval India in 1175 A.D.

Q.1 Give an account of the Social, Religious, Political, Economical conditions of India in the Rajput age.
Q.2. Describe the social life during Delhi Sultanate.
Q.3. Give an account of social and economic conditions under the Mughal rulers.14. Condition of WomenQ.1. Account for the changing status of women in india.
Q.2. What change do you notice in the status of woman in India? Explain the factors responsible for such a change.
Q.3. Describe the factors that have improved the status of Hindu women in Indian society. Discuss the consequences of education in the connection.
Q.4. Discuss status of women in Indian tribal society.
Q.5. Mention the legislative measures providing support to Hindu women in seeking divorce.
Q.6. Review briefly the Hindu Code legislative measures that have changed the status of Hindu women.


15. Agrarian System.

Q.1 Explain the Land-Revenue system under Akbar?
Q.2. Describe briefly the social and economic conditions f the people under the Mughals ?
Q.3. What were the main components of the Mughal nobility ? Describe their way of life.
Q.4. Describe in brief the economic conditions of the common people, under the Mughals.
Q.5. Describe the living conditions of the common people in the Mughal Empire.
Q.6. Discuss the position of the Zamindars in India during the Mughal period.
Q.7. Describe the position of trade and commerce in India in the 17th century. What was the position of the traders during the period ?
Q.8. Describe the activities of the European trading companies during the Mughal period or in the 17th century.

16. Socio-Economic Problems in Medieval India

Q.1. Bring out the main features of the economic life in the 18th century To what extent were they related to contemporary political developments?