A person who can read, write and teach Persian is called a _________
Munshi is the correct answer. A person who can read write and teach Persian is called Munshi.
In countries like India, British used this term to mark the difference between the local languages and everyday use and English. This term is generally used to refer to a local language or dialect as distinct from what is seen as the standard language.
Warren Hastings took the initiative to set up a Madras at one of the important cities of India and believed that the ancient customs of the country and Oriental learning ought to be the basis of British rule in India. Which city is being referred to here ?
Warren Hastings was a suppoeter of the Orientalists, which we can clearly see in the image at Victoria Memorial in Calcutta. Here Warren Hastings figure is placed between the standing figure of a pandit and a seated munshi.
The image given below is that of a famous Governor General in the centre, and a Pandit on one side and a Munshi on another side. This monument is now in Victoria Memorial, Calcutta. Guess correctly the name of this Governor General.
Some comments about the Orientalist Vision of Learning by the British are given below. Select the one that is not applicable to this particular style of learning.
British officials had criticised the Orientalist vision of learning. They said that the knowledge of the East was full of errors and unscientific thought. They saw Eastern literature as non-serious and light-hearted. So they argued that it was wrong on the part of the British to spend so much effort in encouraging the study of Arabic and Sanskrit language and literature.
Name this Scottish historian who attacked the Orientalists.
Identify this famous historian from the following clues :
He was the most outspoken and influential critic who attacked the Orientalists
He saw India as an uncivlised country that needed to be civilized
He felt that British government in India should stop wasting public money in promoting Oriental learning for it was of no practical use.
A Single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia. Who said these words?
Lord Macaulay emphasized the need to teach this language. Which language did he insist to teach ?
Which year was the English education Act introduced in India?
The temples of darkness that were falling of themselves into decay. Who said these words about the Calcutta Madrasa and Benares Sanskrit College?
Which year did the Court of Directors of the East India Company in London sent an educational dispatch to the Governor General in India?
Name the President of the Board of Control in England who sent a dispatch.
The main points covered in the Woods dispatch are given below. Pick out any statement if any not TRUE with respect to the Woods dispatch
Provision was made for a systematic method of education from the primary level to the university level.
In Bombay, Madras and Calcutta, universities were opened
Grants in- aid were to be given to private schools affiliated to the government.
Indians were not allowed to be taught in their mother tongue.
How did the European learning improve the moral character of Indians?
Wood’s Despatch said that European learning would improve the moral character of Indians. It would make them truthful and honest, and thus supply the Company with civil servants who could be trusted and depended upon.
Complete by choosing the most appropriate word from the following list of options. The introduction of _____________ brought with it ideas of democracy, liberty, fraternity among the minds of Indians
This picture is of a university that was established as per recommendations of the Woods Dispatch along the lines of London universities. Identify the place where this famous university stands today in the state of Maharashtra?
Name the college established on the banks of the river Hooghly near Calcutta by William Carey.
Name the person who was a part of the Scottish missionary who helped to establish the Serampore Mission
The correct option is C.
William Carey (17 August 1761 – 9 June 1834) was a British Christian missionary, Particular Baptist minister, translator, social reformer and cultural anthropologist who founded the Serampore College and the Serampore University, the first degree-awarding university in India.
The following image is a pictorial representation of a Dutch painter who came to India in the late 18th century depicting the everyday life of a village pathshala. Name this Dutch painter