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IGNOU M.A MHI-05 History of Indian Economy 2015 Question Paper

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Question Paper
Term-End Examination June, 2015
Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100
Note : Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Attempt at least two questions from each
section. All questions carry equal marks.
1. Discuss the Marxist approach to study the Medieval Indian Economy. 20
2. What were the common characteristic features shared by larger Harappan settlements ? 20
3. Give an account of the irrigation techniques used during the early medieval period. 20
4. Describe the non-agricultural taxes imposed by the Mughal State. 20
5. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 250 words each :
(a) Siyadoni inscription
(b) Nagaram
(c) Karkhanas in medieval India
(d) Brahmadeya grants                10+10

6. Critically examine the technological changes during the medieval period. 20
7. Write a note on the revenue settlements introduced by the British in India. 20
8. "Early colonial forest policy was governed by commercial rather than conservation needs." Comment. 20
9. Discuss the nature of economic growth in the  first three Five Year Plans. 20
10. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 250 words each : 10+10
(a) Decline of Indian ports in the 18th century
(b) Early Census (1871 — 72) and its limitations
(c) Sarais and other resting facilities in Mughal India
(d) Birla Brothers

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