MHI-04: POLITICAL STRUCTURES IN INDIA Course Code: MHI-04 Assignment Code: MHI-04/AST/TMA/2017-18 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 territorial states to empire in the age of the Buddha. 20 2. Analyse the rise and nature of Satavahana state. 20 3. Critically examine the views of historians regarding the process of transition to early medieval period in North India. What are the various perspectives on the nature of early medieval polity in North India? 20 4. Write a note on the features of state under the Delhi Sultanate giving reference to Mudabbir’s and Barani’s texts. 20 5. Discuss the nature of the autonomous state of Hyderabad under Nizams. 20 SECTION- B 6. Describe the administrative system in the post-Gupta period. 20 7. What were the chief characteristics of nayaka and ayagar systems under the Vijaynagar rulers? 20 8. Give a brief account of the revenue system developed under the Mughal rulers. 20 9. Write a note on the documentation project of the colonial state. 20 10. Critically analyse the colonial intervention in Indian education system.