i. The ideas of William Jones were supported by Colebrooke.
ii. Thomas Babington Macaulay saw India as an uncivilised country that needed to be civilised.
iii. There was no system of annual examinations in pathshalas.
iv. Rabindranath Tagore started the Santiniketan in 1901.
i. James Mill was a severe critic of the Orientalists. True
ii. The 1854 Despatch on education was in favour of English being introduced as a medium of higher education in India. True
iii. Mahatma Gandhi thought that promotion of literacy was the most important aim of education. False
iv. Rabindranath Tagore felt that children ought to be subjected to strict discipline. False
Ans. Warren Hastings
Ans. Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore
Ans. Linguist is someone who knows and studies several languages.
Ans. James Mill and Thomas Babington Macaulay attacked the Orientalists.
Ans. Mahatma Gandhi
Ans. Mahatma Gandhi
Ans. Calcutta, Madras and Bombay
Ans. Jones set up the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and started a journal called Asiatick Researches.
Ans. Madrasa is an Arabic word for a place of learning; any type of school or college.
Ans. The word munshi was used for a person who can read, write and teach Persian.
Ans. In the 1830s, William Adam, a Scottish missionary, toured the districts of Bengal and Bihar.
Ans. After 1854 the Company decided to improve the system of vernacular education.
Ans. William Carey was a Scottish missionary who helped establish the Serampore Mission.
Ans. Those with a scholarly knowledge of the language and culture of Asia were called Orientalists.
Ans. Madrasa was set up in Calcutta in 1781 to promote the study of Arabic, Persian and Islamic law.
Ans. In some places classes were held under a banyan tree, in other places in the corner of a village shop or temple, or at the guru’s home.
Ans. Teaching was oral, and the guru decided what to teach, in accordance with the needs of the students.
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