MHI-06: EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL STRUCTURES IN INDIA THROUGH THE AGES Course Code: MHI-06 Assignment Code: MHI-06/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. What is the role of interpretation in understanding ancient Indian history's sources? Comment. 20 2. How do we get to know about the palaeolithic societies? Discuss. 20 3. “The Harappan social structure reflected its urban ethos.” Discuss. 20 4. Discuss the debates on the early medieval period in Indian history. 20 5. What were the functions of the guilds? Explain. 20 SECTION- B 6. Discuss nature of the rural elites in the medieval north India. 20 7. Comment on the views of B.D. Chattopadhyaya and Norman Ziegler on the Rajput clans and confederacies in western India. 20 8. What were the main concerns of the socio-religious reform movements of the 19th century? Elaborate. 20 9. How do we study caste in the context of colonial India? Discuss. 20 10. What were the main characteristics of the popular protests in the 19th century?