History

How, When and Where

Question:

Write a brief note on the National Archives of India.

Answer:

The National Archives of India is the repository of non-current records of the Government of India and is holding them in trust for the use of administrators and scholars. It is an Attached Office of the Department of Culture under Ministry of Tourism & Culture. It was set up in March 1891 in Kolkata as the Imperial Record Department and subsequent to the transfer of the National Capital from Calcutta to New Delhi in 1911 it was shifted to its present building in New Delhi, in 1926.
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How, When and Where

Q 1.

What are Reserved forests?

Q 2.

What could be the reasons for the confidence of the British rulers about their position in India before May 1857?

Q 3.

Describe the changes that occurred in the composition of the Companys army.

Q 4.

How and when did the British East India Company set foot in India?

Q 5.

What were the rules followed by the British East India Company while occupying the Indian States?

Q 6.

What problems did shifting cultivators face under British rule?

Q 7.

What was the demand of Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi that was refused by the British?

Q 8.

Describe a colonial bungalow during the early 20th century.

Q 9.

Why did James Mill divide his book, The History of British India’ into the Hindu, Muslim and British

Q 10.

Give a brief note on the Battle of Plassey.

Q 11.

Give a brief description of the ryotwari system.

Q 12.

What were the reforms introduced by the British?

Q 13.

What were the areas of conflict between the Bengal nawabs and the East India Company?

Q 14.

During the Mughal rule what was the status of the Diwan?

Q 15.

What was the out come of the Blue Rebellion?

Q 16.

How did the status of the tribal chiefs change after the British established power in India?

Q 17.

What did Nana Saheb want of the British?

Q 18.

Give a brief account of Tantia Tope.

Q 19.

What were the activities of the Tribals?

Q 20.

What was the incidence that triggered the mutiny?

Q 21.

Name the notable tribes in India.

Q 22.

What were the ambitious plans of the East India Company?

Q 23.

What were the reasons for the decline of the Mughal Empire?

Q 24.

What was the doctrine of lapse?

Q 25.

What were the ambitious plans of the East India Company?

Q 26.

Give a brief description of the Viceroys Palace.

Q 27.

Give a brief description of Kingsway.

Q 28.

Give a brief note on the Battle of Plassey.

Q 29.

What did British historians in India write about?

Q 30.

What did British historians in India write about?

Q 31.

How did the powers of tribal chiefs change under colonial rule?

Q 32.

Why did the British dislike shifting cultivators?

Q 33.

What were the causes of the Sepoy Mutiny?

Q 34.

What did Tipu Sultan do that resulted in wars against the Company?

Q 35.

Why is it important to have dates or time frames while writing History?

Q 36.

Who wrote the book The History of British India?

Q 37.

In what way was the administration of the Company different from that of Indian rulers?

Q 38.

How was the mahalwari system different from the Permanent Settlement?

Q 39.

How did the British succeed in securing the submission of the rebel landowners of Awadh?

Q 40.

Who was Nana Saheb?

Q 41.

What is Sati?

Q 42.

What was the incidence that triggered the mutiny?

Q 43.

Who lived in the white areas in cities such as Madras?

Q 44.

Give a brief description of the Viceroys Palace.

Q 45.

Trace the rebellion from Meerut to Delhi.

Q 46.

What were the rules followed by the British East India Company while occupying the Indian States?

Q 47.

When and between whom did the 3rd Battle of Panipat take place?

Q 48.

Mention a few other events, which if recorded, will make history more interesting to everyone.

Q 49.

What do we mean by "time-span" in connection with historical events?

Q 50.

Apart from official records what are the other sources of information that is available to historians?