IGNOU MA History 1st Year Assignments 2013-14

IGNOU MA History 1st Year Assignments 2013-14 - You will find here Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) Master of Arts in History (MA History) first year assignments for July 2013 and January 2014 session.

MA Programme in History has been developed with a view to provide an opportunity to those learners who wish to go for higher studies in History. The Programme would be of great use for the teachers working in schools, personnel working in various institutions associated with history and culture (museums, archives, archaeological survey etc.), working people in various organisations and all graduates who are desirous of acquiring a Masters Degree in History. The Programme is available in English and Hindi and has 64 credits.

Submission: For July 2013 session, you need to submit the assignments by March 31, 2014, and for January 2014 session by September 30, 2014 for being eligible to appear in the term-end examination. Assignments should be submitted to the Coordinator of your Study Centre. Obtain a receipt from the Study Centre towards submission.

The University began by offering two academic programmes in 1987, i.e., Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education, with a strength of 4,528 students.

GUIDELINES FOR ASSIGNMENTS

The assignments have two types of questions:

1)      Essay Type Questions which you have to answer in about 500 words each and they carry 20 marks each.

2)      Short notes to be answered in about 250 words each and they carry 10 marks each.

You will find it useful to keep the following points in mind:

a)             Planning: Read the assignments carefully. Go through the units on which they are based.  Make some points regarding each question and then re-arrange these in a logical order.

b)     Organisation:  Be a little more selective and analytical before drawing up a rough outline of your answer.  In an essay-type question, give adequate attention to your introduction and conclusion.  The introduction must offer your brief interpretation of the question and how you propose to develop it.  The conclusion must summarise your response to the question.

Make sure that your answer:

  • is logical and coherent;
  • has clear connections between sentences and paragraphs;
    • is written correctly giving adequate consideration to your expression, style and presentation;
  • does not exceed the number of words indicated in your question.

a)             Presentation: Once you are satisfied with your answers, you can write down the final version for submission, writing each answer neatly and underlining the points you wish to emphasis.

b)             Interpretation: Interpretation is a constant process in history writing. It is already reflected in your planning and selection. Explanatory comments with phrases like may be, because, could be, etc., immediately introduce an element of interpretation in writing itself. Here you have to be careful that these comments can be supportedby the material you have in the answer.

MHI-01: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL SOCITIES

             Course Code:  MHI-01

      Assignment Code:  MHI-01/AST/TMA/2013-14

      Total Marks:   100

Note:     Attempt any five questions. The assignment is divided into two Sections 'A' and

            'B'.  You have to attempt at least two questions from each section in about 500 words each.  All questions carry equal marks.

 

Section – A

 

 

  1. What do you understand by Pastoral nomadism?  Give a brief account of its spread in different regions.        20
  1. Analyse the use of copper and bronze in early civilisations.  What were its implications?                  20
  1. Analyse with illustrations the process of emergence of large empires during the ancient period.                    20
  1. Give a brief account of nature of Kingship and government in North Africa.                                    20
  1. Write short notes on any two of the following in 250 words each:                                                   10+10

i)               Sources for the study of Pre-history

ii)              Sacral Kingship

iii)            Conflict of Aristocracy and Peasantry in Greece during classical period

iv)            Transition from hunting-gathering to agriculture

Section – B

 

  1. Critically analyse the religion in Late Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity.                              20
  1. Discuss major business communities and their trading activities during the medieval period in India.   20
  1. Outline the major advances in science and technology during the medieval period.  How it affected the society?                                                                                                                                                   20
  1. Critically examine the various factors that led to the changes in demography in medieval Europe.      20
  1. Write short notes on any two of the following in 250 words each:                                                   10+10

i)               Taoism and Confucianism

ii)              Lords and Vassals

iii)            Organisation of production and Guilds in Europe

iv)            Debate on decline of Feudalism in Europe

MHI-02: MODERN WORLD

Course Code:  MHI-02

Assignment Code:  MHI-02/AST/TMA/2013-14

Total Marks:   100

Note:   Attempt any five questions. The assignment is divided into two Sections 'A' and 'B'. You have to attempt at least two questions from each section in about 500 words each.  All questions carry equal marks.

 

Section – A

 

1.       Explain the influence of the Enlightenment in changing the socio-political order in Europe.              20

2.       Define the concept of the welfare state. Analyse the measures taken by Japan towards the welfare of its citizens.                                                                                                                                                    20

3.       What is Colonialism? Discuss the various stages of Colonialism.                                                   20                                             20

4.       Discuss in brief different types of migration and how did migration shape world history.                 20

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

1)           Renaissance and Humanism

2)           Gandhian perspective on the State

3)           Nature of Industrial Society

4)           Urbanism.

Section – B

6.       Discuss the debate over Unipolarity. What are the challenges to the Unipolar world?                    20

7.       What do you understand by the Cold War? How did it affect the world politics?                          20

8.       Analyse the development of modern systems of education.                                                           20

9.       Critically analyse various perspectives on Consumerism.                                                               20

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

1)           Non-aligned Movement

2)           Legacy of the French Revolution

3)           The Bolshevik Party

4)           The Human Genome Project.

 

MHI-04: POLITICAL STRUCTURES IN INDIA

Course Code:  MHI-04

Assignment Code:  MHI-04/AST/TMA/2013-14

Total Marks:   100

Note:   Attempt any five questions. The assignment is divided into two Sections 'A' and 'B'. You have to attempt at least two questions from each section in about 500 words each.  All questions carry equal marks.

 

Section – A

 

  1. Discuss the process of transition from pre-state to state in the early period in North India.                20
  1. Explain the nature of state formation under the Rajputs?                                                                 20
  1. Discuss the various interpretations regarding the nature of Mughal state.                                         20
  1. Give a brief account of the main features of Princely states. What was there position in the context of colonial state?                                                                                                                                                      20
  1. Discuss the nature of polities from 2nd century B.C to 3rd century A.D.                                           20

Section – B

 

 

  1. Briefly describe the administrative system of the Cholas.                                                                20
  1. Write a note on the working of the central provincial and local administration under the Delhi Sultanate.        20
  1. Critically discuss the land revenue settlements introduced by the colonial state?                               20
  1. Briefly discuss the development of the New Subedari- Awadh in the 18th century.                           20
  1. Write short notes on the following in 250 words each.                                                                    10+10

i)               Kingdom of Malwa in the 15th century

ii)              Judicial system in ancient India

MHI-05: HISTORY OF INDIAN ECONOMY

Course Code:  MHI-05

Assignment Code:  MHI-05/AST/TMA/2013-14

Total Marks:   100

Note:   Attempt any five questions. The assignment is divided into two Sections 'A' and 'B'. You have to attempt at least two questions from each section in about 500 words each.  All questions carry equal marks.

 

Section – A

 

1.       Discuss major trends in colonial historiography. Provide Marxist interpretation of the colonial viewpoint.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20

2.       What was the nature of foreign trade during the BC 300 to 300 AD. In what ways   did the pattern of trade differ between the Deccan and the Tamilkam.                                                                                       20

3.      What was the composition of rural masses engaged in the agricultural production in post-Gupta north India?                                                                                                                                                   20

4.      State the importance of pastoral and forest products in the medieval economy.                             20

5.      Discuss everyday forms of peasant resistance in Mughal India.                                                     20

Section–B

6.       Examine the growth of business practices in medieval period. To what extent were the joint venture enterprises successful in the medieval period?                                                                                                20

7.       Analyse the changing pattern of India’s trade during the second half of the 19th century.                20

8.       What was the impact of colonial interventions on tribal economy?                                                 20

9.       Explain ‘re-industrialisation’ in the Indian context. What was the pattern of growth of Indian small scale industries during the late 19th and early twentieth centuries?                                                                         20

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

i)        Plinny’s account on Pepper

ii)       Brahmadeya grants

iii)      Sarrafs

iv)      Early Census

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please upload the solved assignments of MA History for session july 2014 both 1st and2 semesters

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