Sunday, April 29, 2018

BA 6th Semester Question Papers: Women in Indian History (May' 2015)

Course: 602
(Women in Indian History)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions.
1. Answer the following questions in 1 word or in 1 sentence each: 1x8=8
  1. Who is the author of the book, The Second Sex (1949)?
  2. Write the name of the Mughal emperor who tried to ban the ‘Sati’ system in his empire.
  3. What was the major issue taken by Begum Rukia Sakhawat Hussain for women?
  4. Write the full form of AIWC.
  5. Why were the ‘Zanana Schools’ founded by the missionaries?
  6. Name the lady who presided over the National Congress Session of 1917.
  7. Who was Kuranganayani?
  8. Write the name of one of the joint editors of Ghar Jauti-the first Assamese women’s journal.
2. Write short notes on any four of the following: 4x4=16
  1. Feminism.
  2. Sultana Razia.
  3. Role of missionaries towards the development of women education.
  4. Female infanticide.
  5. National Council of Women in India.
  6. Kanaklata.
3. How do you observe the key concepts like gender, patriarchy and sexual division of labour in women’s studies? Write in brief. 4+4+4=12
Write the importance of diaries and auto-biographies as sources for reconstruction of women’s history in India. 6+6=12
4. Examine the status of women in Buddhism. 11
Discuss the changing status of women in the subsequent periods of Indian history.
5. What were the major women issues taken by different social organizations as a part of the Reform Movements in 19th century India? 11
Trace the main features of the Sarda Act, 1929 and the Hindu Women’s Right to Property Act, 1937.   5+6=11
6. Write a brief essay on the history of Women Franchise Movement in India. 11
Discuss the part played by Indian women in the freedom struggle during pre-Gandhian phase.
7. Briefly analyze the general status of women in the society of Medieval Assam. 11

Trace the history of the growth and development of women organizations in Assam.