DMPQ: Examine the social structure under the Rajputs

In the 11th century, the term “rajaputra” appeared as a non-hereditary designation for royal officials. Gradually, the Rajputs emerged as a social class comprising people from a variety of ethnic and geographical backgrounds. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the membership of this class became largely hereditary, although new claims to Rajput status continued to … Read more

DMPQ: Discuss the causes of the failure of Humayun.

Division of Empire among-st his brother and thus weekning the position of king. Humayun’s inability to understand the nature of the Afghan power and Sher Shah’s deceptive trick. The presence of large numbers of Afghan tribes across the north India and their nature of getting united under a capable leader (like Sher Shah). Without getting … Read more

DMPQ: Congress tilted towards socialism and communism ideology post 1930 and started bringing the issues of the peasants in front of British. But congress ministries formed during 1937 were not able to unleash radical changes. Discuss. (History)

There were certain basic constraints before the congress ministries could undertake a complete overhaul of the agrarian structure by completely abolishing zamindari.  These constraints were:   The ministries did not have adequate powers. There were inadequate financial resources as a lion’s share was appropriated by the Government of India. Strategy of class adjustments was another … Read more

DMPQ: Congress ministries were formed in various province after elections in 1937. What were the provinces where congress ministries were formed. Outline the efforts of the ministries in the field of civil liberty.

Congress ministries were formed in Bombay, madras, Central provinces, Orissa, United Provinces, Bihar and later in NWPF and Assam also.  Even-though ministries had limited power congress ministries left no stone unturned to wards the social well being of the country.   The work under civil liberties: Laws giving emergency powers were repealed. Ban on illegal … Read more

DMPQ: Congress ministries resigned in October 1939 after the outbreak of the second world war. But the period of 28 month was significant. Discuss (History)

Though by 1939 internal strifes, opportunism and hunger for power had started surfacing among congressmen, yet they were able to utilise council work to their advantage to a great extent. The significant of congress rule can be gauged from following points: The contention that Indian self government was necessary for radical social transformation got confirmed. … Read more

Discuss the importance of Champaran satyagraha

This was the first experiment of novel method adopted by Gandhiji ie. Civil disobedience and passive resistance in the Champaran. This has huge historical significance as it marks the advent of Gandhiji in mainline politics and paved the ground for Gandhi ji popularity as leader. It also gave sanctions to the method adopted by Gandhiji. … Read more

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