History

Civilising the Native, Educating the Nation

Question:

In the British period, what new opportunities opened up for people who came from castes that were regarded as ?How?

Answer:

In the British period there were plenty of jobs in the cities. Drains had to be dug, roads laid, buildings constructed, and cities cleaned. This required coolies, diggers, carriers, bricklayers, sewage cleaners, sweepers, palanquin bearers and ricks haw pullers. This opened new opportunities for people who came from castes that were regarded as low.
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Civilising the Native, Educating the Nation

Q 1.

How was the right to vote in adopted in the UK and the US?

Q 2.

What kinds of cloth had a large market in Europe?

Q 3.

Describe European artists style.

Q 4.

What made Gandhiji call off the non-cooperation movement?

Q 5.

Write a brief not on abolition of untouchability and Reservation Policy.

Q 6.

Why did Phule dedicate his book Gulamgiritothe American movement to free slaves?

Q 7.

Give one reason why English continued to be used in India after Independence.

Q 8.

What are miniature paintings?

Q 9.

What were the problems that faced the new government after independence?

Q 10.

What was the plight of Indian women 200 years ago?

Q 11.

What are 3 lists of subjects that the constitution has provided to balance the different views on power sharing between the centre and the state?

Q 12.

What were the changes that could be seen as women became actively involved in reforms?

Q 13.

How did the knowledge of ancient texts help the reformers promote new laws?

Q 14.

Why did the wool and silk producers in England protest against the import of Indian textiles in the early eighteenth century?

Q 15.

What were the new Governments priorities?

Q 16.

Write about Raja Rammohun Roy and his reforms

Q 17.

What was thecalico Act ?

Q 18.

Why did Gandhiji choose to break the salt law?

Q 19.

What is bandanna?

Q 20.

State the recommendations of the Wood’s Despatch.

Q 21.

What did Ambedkar want to achieve through the temple entry movement?

Q 22.

How was the ecoromic development of India visualised in the earty decades after Independence?

Q 23.

What were company Paintings?

Q 24.

What was the llbert Bill?

Q 25.

After Independence, why was there a reluctance to divide the country on linguistic lines?

Q 26.

What was the outcome of the Wood’s despatch?

Q 27.

Name some weaver’s community in India.

Q 28.

What is aspinning jenny?

Q 29.

Why did the scroll painters and potters come to Kalighat? Why did they begin to paint new themes?

Q 30.

What did the Khilafat movement support?

Q 31.

Why did the Indian iron smelting industry decline in the nineteenth century?

Q 32.

Mention the caste system that was prevalent in those days in India.

Q 33.

Why can we think of Raja Ravi Varmas paintings as national?

Q 34.

What were the reasons for the awareness among women?

Q 35.

Why were people dissatisfied with British rule in the 1870s and 1880s?

Q 36.

Point out which of the following were brought in with British art:
(a) oil painting
(b) miniatures
(c) life-size portrait painting
(d) use of perspective
(e) mural art

Q 37.

Name some of the political associations that were formed in the 1870s and 1880s. What were their goals?

Q 38.

What did Dr Ambedkar mean when he said that In politics we will have equality, and in social and economic life we will have inequality ?

Q 39.

What is jamdani?

Q 40.

What problems did the Indian textile industry face in the early years of its development?

Q 41.

In the British period, what new opportunities opened up for people who came from castes that were regarded as ?How?

Q 42.

Why did some artists produce cheap popular prints? What influence would such prints have had on the minds of people who looked at them?

Q 43.

Who was Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar?

Q 44.

Describe the paintings done by Robert Ker Porter on the battle of Seringa patam.

Q 45.

What was the role of the Plannirg Commission?

Q 46.

How did the development of cotton industries in Britain affect textile producers in India?

Q 47.

Describe the Rowlatt Satyagraha.

Q 48.

What did the Muslim League resolution of 1940 ask for?

Q 49.

What were the three categories of Imperial Art?

Q 50.

Who are the Agaria?