December 8, 2023

HPAS Mains 2021/22 Answer Writing Challenge Day 6 : 09-10-2021

HPAS Mains Syllabus General Studies Paper 1 : History of Himachal Pradesh

Question: The 19th century was a century of political, social, and economic transformation for Himachal Pradesh. Comment (20 Marks, 400 words)

Understanding of question:


DirectiveComment: Choose your position on the topic/issue. Provide arguments with facts/examples in favour of your opinion.
IntroductionHimachal Pradesh during 19th Century
Main BodyPolitical Condition:

•            Gurkha Invasion

•            Arrival of Sikhs

•            Continuance of Gurkhas Activities

•            Anglo-Gurkhas War and Himachal Areas

•            Era of Consolidation and Supremacy of British

Social and Religious conditions:

•            Promotion of Begar and beth system

•            Introduction of Urban centers

•            British discourages social evils like Sati Pratha.

•            Introduction of Christianity in hilly state.

Economic Conditions:

•            Introduction of Sanads

•            Tourism

•            Horticulture


ConclusionLink events happening during 19th century to formation of Himachal Pradesh as a state.
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