M.A Papers


1. History-paper V, M.A part II, DODL, University of Kalyani

2. History-paper VI, M.A part II, DODL, University of Kalyani

3. History-paper VII, M.A part II, DODL, University of Kalyani



1. Education-paper VII-VIII, M.A part II, DODL, University of Kalyani


M.A Part-II
Paper : V

Full Marks- 90                                      Time - 4 Hours

Answer any six questions.

The figure inthe margin indicate marks.

Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable.

1. Critical discuss different approaches of the historians in writing Economic History of Modern India. [15]

2. Analyse the non-agrarian structure of precolonial Indian economy. [15]

3. Critically discuss the mechanism, magnitude and effects of the early Drain of Wealth in colonial India. [15]

4. Analyse the nature of European demands and its impact on the market in the early phase of the making of a colonial in India. [15]

5. In what ways did British land revenue policies in Madras and Bombay differ from that of

6. Do you think that De-industrialization in colonial India was a 'myth'? [15]

7. How did the British capitalist investment investment contribute to the process of economic exploitation of India. [15]

8. Do you think that the differentiated and hierarchical composition of the labors in large-scale industries in pre-war India was due to a structural recruitment system? Discuss the role of the 'jobbers' in this context.[10+5=15]

9. Do you think that the British Fiscal Policy proved destructive for Indian economy? [15]

10. How would you relate the adoption of Tariff protection to the changes in British industrial policy in India? [15]

11. Analyse the economic impact of the demographic transitions in India between 1871 and 1947. [15]

12. Evaluate the attempts made by the investigators to measure national income of India in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [15]

Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable.

1. How did 19th Century Bengal Renaissance help the growth of national awakeing?  [15]

2. Discuss the growth of political associations in Bengal in the pre-Congress era. [15]

3. Narrate the circumstances leading to the Partition of Bengal in 1905.           [15]

4. How would you explain the foundation of the Muslim League in Bengal in 1906?    [15]

5. Give an account of the Swadeshi enterprises during the anti-Partition movement in Bengal. [15]

6. Explain the character and consequence of 'Bose-Sengupta' conflict in bengal politics. [15]

7. Trace the formation of the Swarajya Party in Bengal. What were their aims and political programmes? [5+10=15]

8. Make the assessment of the working class movements in Bengal during thr first half of the 20th century. [15]

9. Analyse the ideology and character of the revolutionary movements in  Bengal between two Worlds wars. What were the limitations of these movements? [15]

10. How did the Tenancy Acts accelerate the process of formation of alliance and counter-alliance in the rural society of Bengal in the first half of the 20th century?[15]

11. Explain the nature of Union Board Movement in South-West Bengal in early n20th century. [15]

12. Show how Bengal gradually drifted towards the partation during the World War II.  [15]

1. Analyse the features of Liberal Feminism. Explain its importance in the Feminist Movement. [15]

2. Explain the Dual system  theory of the Marxist Feminism.   [15]

3. Critical evaluate the social position of women in Brahmanical and non-Brahmanical religions. [15]

4. Make an estmate of the role of the Arya Samaj in women's emancipation in colonial India.  [15]

5. Assess the customary and legal status of women in colonial India. [15]

6. How would you explain women's awakening in Bengal during India's struggle for independence? [15]

7. Make a critical review of women's employment in the context of the contemporary economic classification in India. [15]

8. Discuss the role of women in revolutionary movements in colonial India. [15]

9. Write a short essay on the women's participation in workers movement in India. [15]

10. How did the Feminist movement in independent India originate and grow? [15]

11. Write a critical note on the women's representation and participation in Bengali literature.  [15]

12. How are the women represented in the media in present day India ? What was their extent of participation in it ? [15]

M.A Part-I
Paper- III

Full Marks- 90                                      Time - 4 Hours

Answer any six questions.

The figure inthe margin indicate marks.

1. Critically discuss the approaches and interpretations made by different schools of historians in studying the history of modern India [15] 

2. What does the agrarian crisis of the Mughal Empire mean? Discuss the nature of this crisis. [5+10]

3. Do you think that the grant of Diwani (1765) was the most significant event in the growth of the British power in India? [15]

4. Discuss the importance and significance of the third Anglo-Maratha War (1818) in the history of British expansion in India. [15]

5. How did the land revenue administration of the English East India Company affect the Indian agrarian society from 1793 till 1818? [15]

6. Trace the evolution of police and military system in India during East India Company's rule? [15]

7. Write an essay on the Orientalist Anglicist debate over the educational policy to be adopted by the Company's rulers. [15]

8. What was the social impact of Brahmo movement ? What were the limitations of Rammohun Ray as a modernizer?[15]

9. Would you consider De-industrialization a 'myth'? [15]

10. What were the features of  'new trade patterns' during the period from 1764 to 1818? [15]

11. Discuss the causes and significance of Santhal rebellion of 1855-56. [15]

12. Would  you call the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 the first War Independence? [15]

__________________________________________________________________________________2.     DODL, UNIVERSITY OF KALYANI (Education)

M.A part -II- 2010
(Indian Education in Historical Perspective)

Full Marks : 90        Time : 4 Hours

Answer any six questions.

The figures in the margin indicate marks.

Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable.

1. Give a brief historical review of the preprimary education of our country upto 1947. What were its special features?[12+3=15]

2. What are the problems and prospects of elementary education in our country? Discuss in this connection the impediments of Universalization of Elementary Education. [8+7=15]

3. What is 'Operation Black Board'? Discuss Minimum level of Learning DPEP and S.S.A. [9+6=15]

4. Discuss the important issues and recommendations in relation to secondary education in (a) Hunter Commission and (b) Mudaliar Commission. [7+8=15]

5. Discuss the importance of vocationalization of secondary education in our country. What is the main trecommendations of the Kothari Commission in this respect? [8+7]

6. What are the main problems and prospects of Higher Education in a devoloping countary like India? Discuss its administrative and finding problems. [8+7=15]

7. How Autonomous Colleges differ from Unitary Universities. Discuss their management and evaluation system. [8+7=15]

8. Discuss the main constitutional provisions in education of our country. What are its short comings? Discuss.  [9+6=15]

9. What do you mean by equality of educational opportunity? Discuss what steps should be taken to ensure equality of opportunity for all sections of new age learners. [5+10=15]

10. Write short notes on any three of the following:[5*3=15]

a) Distance Education

b) Privatization in education

c) Education as human right

d) Adult and Non-formal Education

e) Education 'to live together'

f) Ontime CAT