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IGNOU MHI-06 Evolution of Social Structures in India through the Ages 2015 Question Paper

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Question Paper
MASTER OF ARTS (HISTORY)
Term-End Examination June, 2015
MHI-06 : EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL STRUCTURES IN INDIA THROUGH THE AGES
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.
SECTION I
1. What was the social significance of rituals in Vedic society ? Discuss on the basis of evidence
from Vedic texts. 20
2. Discuss the debate on 'Indian feudalism'. 20
3. Comment on the social and economic context of rise of Buddhism and Jainism. 20
4. Discuss the role of guilds in ancient India. 20
5. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 250 words each : 10+10
(a) Epigraphy
(b) Village servants in the Deccan
(c) Early food producing societies
(d) Cult of Hero worship in early Tamil society

SECTION II
6. Analyse briefly the structure of rural society in South India during the Medieval period. 20
7. Compare Gandhi and Ambedkar's views on caste oppression. 20
8. Discuss the reform movements which changed women's position in modern India. 20
9. Analyse the continuity and change caste-based practices in Colonial India. 20
10. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 250 words each : 10+10
(a) Criminal Tribes Acts
(b) Kol Revolt
(c) Growth of the Capitalist Class
(d) The Satnamis
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