IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : History [21st July, 2017] – Day 10

  • July 21, 2017
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IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : History [21st July, 2017] – Day 10


Q1. On 23 June 1757, the middle ages of India ended and her modem are began. Comment (20 Marks)

Q2. Dupleix made a cardinal blunder in looking for the key of India in Madras: Clive sought and found it in Bengal”. Critically examine (15 Marks)

Q3. The battle of Plassey was” not a great battle but a great betrayal”. Comment (20 Marks)

Q4. Compared to their English counterpart, the French East India company enjoyed little discretionary power and had to always look up to Paris for all major decisions. This partly explains the failure of the French in India”. Evaluate critically (10 marks)

Q5)Neither Alexender the Great nor Napoleon could have won the empire of India by starting from Pondicherry as a base and contending with a power which held Bengal and command of the Sea.” Comment

Q6)How did the British conquer Bengal in the 18th century? What circumstances helped them

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