Why did the Green Revolution in India virtually by-pass the eastern region despite fertile soil and good availability of water?

January 17, 2015

The Green Revolution was concentrated in the North-Western parts of India, while ignoring the North-East along with the rest of India. The Green Revolution in India focused on areas in India that were already better placed from the agricultural point of view. One of the major goals of the Green Revolution was for India to

   

Why do some of the most prosperous regions of India have an adverse sex ratio for women? Give your arguments.

January 17, 2015

A multitude of social, economic and cultural aspects form the reason for the adverse sex ratio in India. The reasons for the prevalence of this travesty in India aren’t solely economic, which is proven by the fact that many prosperous regions in the country also have an adverse sex ratio. The hard-set mentality that sons

   

The New Economic Policy – 1921 of Lenin had influenced the policies adopted by India soon after independence. Evaluate.

January 17, 2015

Historically, Russia has been a major source of ideological inspiration for Indians since centuries, starting with the Bolshevik Revolution. There are various instances of Russian events and policies having had implications or effects on India, and the New Economic Policy (NEP) of 1921 is just one of those. NEP was proposed by Lenin to reverse

   

How does patriarchy impact the position of a middle class working woman in India?

January 17, 2015

The increased mobility of working women in the middle class has improved their social standing in a multitude of ways. In today’s world, working women of the middle class assume all the duties and responsibilities of a working middle class man, in addition to the tradition roles accorded to women in Indian society. The job

   

What were the events that led to the Suez Crisis in 1956? How did it deal a final blow to Britain’s self-image as a world power?

January 17, 2015

The Suez crisis of 1956 was precipitated by the nationalization of the Suez Canal by then Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. This took control of the Suez Canal away from the French and the British and entrusted it with the Egyptians. However, a multitude of other factors finally led to the invasion of Egypt’s Sinai