IASbaba’s TLP 2016 [30th Aug]: UPSC Mains GS Questions [HOT]

  • August 30, 2016
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IASbaba’s TLP 2016, 30th Aug

UPSC Mains ‘High Order Thinking [HOT]’ GS Questions


Today instead of 3, we are providing 6 questions on Freedom Struggle. It is to ensure that you cover as much ground as possible in the TLP itself. Questions 1, 2 and 3, 7 and 8 will be reviewed by us. Questions 4 and 5 and 6 are for your practice and peer review only.

1. Discuss the contributions of Raja Rammohun Roy to the social and cultural awakening in the 19th century India.

2. The revolt of 1857 was a desperate effort to save India in the old way and under traditional leadership. Critically comment.

3. It was a result of the intrinsic nature of foreign imperialism and its harmful impact on the lives of the Indian people that a powerful anti-imperialist movement gradually arose and developed in India. Elucidate.

4. “Under the British Indian despot the man is at peace, there is no violence; his substance is drained away, unseen, peaceably and subtly- he starves in peace and perishes in peace, with law and order!” Comment.

5. Several developments abroad in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries encouraged the growth of militant nationalism in India. Discuss.

6. The emphasis on Atmashakti or self-reliance was an integral aspect of the Swadeshi movement. Why so much importance was attached to this philosophy? Which means were adopted to achieve the same?

7. The 11th Inter State Council (ISC) was convened after a gap of 10 years. Do you think this constitutional forum remains underutilized? Can the idea of cooperative federalism be realized best through the Inter State Council (ISC). Discuss.

8. The year 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of economic reforms. It is said that the process of reforms that started in 1991 remains a work in progress. Do you agree? Justify.


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