Question 1:  Critically evaluate the history of Muslim rule in India. How far have Muslim rulers tried to develop harmony and understanding with their Hindu subjects? Discuss in the light of prescribed study material.

Question 02: Do you think that the working of the representative system of Govt contributes to the growth of Muslim’s sense of identity?

Question 03: Discuss Allama Iqbal’s views on nationalism in the light of European thoughts and experience?

Question 04: Critically analyze Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s interest in reconciling the Muslims to British rule. Discuss in the light of study material.

Question 05: Examine the role of caste in Hinduism. Do you think it was possible for the Hindus to outgrow their caste system?

Question 06: Identify the main features of Quaid e Azam’s ideological thoughts?

Question 07: Discuss the characteristics features of Lahore resolution and highlight its impact on political development in the sub-continent?

Question 08: Make a critical appraisal of Syed Ahmad khan’s contribution to the spreading of western education among Muslims?

Question 09: How do you think the difficulties in the system were further complicated by the attitude of the Indian National Congress?

Question 10: Discuss the impacts of the Nehru report on the policies of all Indian Muslim League and the Quaid e Azam?

Question 11: Discuss in detail the impact of Mughal’s role on the Hindu religion and caste system?

Question 12: Analyze critically the fourteen points of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah?

Question 13: Evaluate the reasons and objectives responsible for the establishment of all Indian Muslim leagues in 1906?

Question 14: Identify the silent features of Shah Wali-Allah’s political philosophy?

Question 15: Critically evaluate Iqbal’s philosophy in the light of his Allahabad address?


Muslim rule in the Indian subcontinent began in the course of a gradual Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent, beginnning mainly after the conquest of Sindh and Multan led by Muhammad bin Qasim. Following the perfunctory rule by the Ghaznavids in Punjab, Sultan Muhammad of Ghor is generally credited with laying the foundation of Muslim rule in the India.

From the late 12th century onwards, Turko-Mongol Muslim empires began to establish themselves throughout the subcontinent including the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire, who adopted local culture and intermarried with natives. Various other Muslim kingdoms, which ruled most of South Asia during the mid-14th to late 18th centuries, including the Bahmani Sultanate, Deccan Sultanates, and Gujarat Sultanate were native in origin. Sharia was used as the primary basis for the legal system in the Delhi Sultanate, most notably during the rule of Firuz Shah Tughlaq and Alauddin Khilji, who repelled the Mongol invasions of India. While rulers such as Akbar adopted a secular legal system and enforced religious neutrality.


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