Tuesday, October 13, 2020

MHI 03 HISTORIOGRAPHY December 2019 Question Paper



December 2019 Question Paper

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Attempt any five questions in about 500 words each. Attempt at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.


1. What is objectivity ? Discuss the relationship between objectivity and interpretation.

2. Write a note on the historiographical traditions in early India.

3. Discuss the important features of Indo-Persian tradition of history-writing under the Mughals.

4. Critically discuss the contribution of Leopold Ranke to modern historiography.

5. List the names of five important Marxist historians in the West. Discuss the works of any two of them.


6. Explain colonial historiography. Discuss some of the important historians and their works associated with this trend.

7. Discuss the post-modernist views on history. What is their importance in history-writing ?

8. Critically analyse the main arguments of the Cambridge school on Indian Nationalism.

9. What do you understand by the term `subaltern' ? Discuss the development of subaltern studies in India.

10. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 250 words each :

(a) Role of Generalisation in History-writing

(b) Oral History

(c) Medieval Western Historiography

(d) Feminist Historiography in India