GATE (GA) Textile 2017 Question Paper Solution | GATE/2017/GA/61

Question 61 (General Aptitude)

“Here, thoughout the early 1820s, Stuart continued to fight his losing battle to allow his sepoys to wear their caste-marks and their own choice of facial hair on parade, being again reprimanded by the commender-in-chief. His retort that ‘A stronger instance than this of European prejudice with relation to this country has never come under my observation’ has no effect on his superiors.”

According to this paragraph, which of the statements below is most accurate ?

(A)Stuart’s commander-in-chief was moved by this demonstration of this prejudice.
(B)The Europeans were accommodating of the sepoys’ desire to wear their caste-marks.
(C)Stuart’s ‘losing battle’ refers to his inability to succeed in enabling sepoys to wear caste-marks.
(D)The commander-in-chief was exempted from the European prejudice that dictates how the sepoys were to dress.
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