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IGNOU MHI-10 (July 2021 - January 2022) Assignment Questions


1. What are the approaches to study the medieval towns?

2. What do you understand by subsistence and non-subsistence economies? Explain in the context of the Harappan civilization.

3. What are settlement pattern studies? Discuss surveys and excavations undertaken with regard to Early Historic urban centres.

4. What is the theory of urban decay? Do you agree that proliferation of land grants led to the decline of urban centres in the Early medieval period?

5. Write short notes on any two of the following. Answer in about 250 words each.
i) Layout of Harappan cities
ii) Primary categories of habitation in the Vedic literature
iii) Growth of urban centres in the Sultanate period
iv) Nature of regional capital cities during the fifteenth century


6. Compare Agra, Fathpur Sikri and Shahjahanabad as Mughal capital towns.

7. Examine the growth of the city of Surat in the 17-18th centuries. What was the pattern of urban social order of Surat?

8. Why did the British segregate urban centres in ‘Black’ and ‘Whilte’ towns? What kind of new urban space was produced here?

9. What were the urban pressures that emerged in the immediate post-independence decades, and how were they met?

10. Write short notes on any two of the following. Answer in about 250 words each.
i) Bidar: a manufacturing town
ii) Cities in the Kachchh-Gujarat region
iii) Hill Stations in the colonial period
iv) The city as the space of the modern

IGNOU MHI-10 (July 2020 - January 2021) Assignment Questions

  1. What is urban history? Write briefly on the historiography of urbanism.
  2. Discuss the main features of the city of Mohenjodaro.
  3. Critically examine the depiction of the cities in the ancient Indian texts.
  4. What were the markers of an urban centre in the early medieval period? Elaborate your argument on the basis of Tallanandpur, Siyadoni and Venugrama.
  5. Write short notes on any two of the following.
    Lefebvre’s notion of space
    Perception of forests in the early Indian literature
    Gaur and Pandua
    Temple town of Srirangam
  6. Give a comparative analysis of the spatial pattern of Ajmer-Banaras-Pandharpur.
  7. Give a brief account of the cities in the Kachchh-Gujarat region during the seventeenth eighteenth century.
  8. Describe the emergence of canal colonies. What was its impact? How did it alter the urban spaces?
  9. In what ways did the colonial Indian cities embody the visible signs and symbols of modernity?
  10. Write short notes on any two of the following.
    Patrimonial-bureaucratic cities of the Mughal empire
    Industrial cities of the Deccan in the medieval period
    Goa: a Portuguese city
    Presidency towns

IGNOU MHI-10 (July 2021 - January 2022) Assignment Questions

भाग क

1. मध्यकालीन नगरों के अध्ययन संबंधी दृष्टिकोण क्या हैं?

2. आप जीवन-निर्वाह और गैर-जीवन-निर्वाह की अर्थव्यवस्था से क्या समझते हैं। हडप्पाई सभ्यता के संदर्भ में व्याख्या

3. बसावट के पैटर्न के अध्ययन से आप क्या समझते हैं? प्रारम्भिक ऐतिहासिक नगरों के संदर्भ में किए गए उत्खननों। और सर्वेक्षणों की चर्चा कीजिए।

4. नगरीय पतन संबंधी सिद्धांत क्या है? क्या आप इस मत से सहमत हैं कि प्रारम्भिक मध्यकाल में नगरीय केंद्रों का पतन भू-अनुदानों के प्रचुरोद्भाव के कारण हुआ?

5. निम्न में से किन्हीं दो पर लगभग 250 शब्दों में संक्षिप्त टिप्पणी लिखिए:
(i) हडप्पाई नगरों की संरचना
(ii) वैदिक साहित्य में आवास की प्रारम्भिक श्रेणियाँ
(iii) सल्तनत काल में नगरों का विकास
(iv) 15वीं शताब्दी में क्षेत्रीय राजधानी नगरों की प्रकृति

भाग- ख

6. मुगल राजधानी नगरों के रूप में आगरा, फतहपुर सीकरी तथा शाहजहाँनाबाद की तुलना कीजिए। 20

7. 17-18वीं शताब्दियों में सूरत नगर के विकास का परीक्षण कीजिए। सूरत की नगरीय सामाजिक पृष्ठभूमि का पैटर्न क्या था?

8. ब्रिटिश प्रशासन ने नगरों को ब्लैक और व्हाइट नगरों (Black towns; White towns) में क्यों बाँटा? इन क्षेत्रों में किस नवीन प्रकार के नगरीय स्थलों का निर्माण किया गया?

9. स्वातंत्रोत्तर कालीन दशकों में भारत में तत्काल कौन से नगरीय दबाव उत्पन्न हुए और उनका सामना किस प्रकार किया गया?

10. निम्न में से किन्हीं दो पर लगभग 250 शब्दों में संक्षिप्त टिप्पणी लिखिए:
(i) एक औद्योगिक नगर के रूप में बीदर
(ii) कच्छ-गुजरात क्षेत्र में नगर
(iii) औपनिवेशिक काल में हिल स्टेशन
(iv) आधुनिकता के स्थल में रूप में नगर

IGNOU MHI-10 (July 2020 - January 2021) Assignment Questions

MHI-10 Assignment Details

  • University IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University)
  • Title Urbanisation in India
  • Language(s) English and Hindi
  • Session July 2020 - January 2021
  • Code MHI-10
  • Subject History
  • Degree(s) MA
  • Course Optional Courses
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  • 15th July 2021 (if Enrolled in the July 2020 Session)
  • 30th Sept. 2021 (if Enrolled in the January 2021 Session).

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