Directions (1-10): In the following passages, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Mark your answer in the Answer-Sheet.
India is basically (1) of rural masses. Seventy-four percent of the people live in villages. When one talks of a village it is not just a (2) of a few hundred people living together. A village in India used to be an independent socio-economic (3) based on a decentralised socio-economic system, built not on a (4) but a complementary structure. If one studies India’s history of the past two hundred (5) years, especially when the British first came, one finds the truth of the statement. The new rulers undid the very (6) of rural society because they knew that India could not be (7) unless the village (8) was completely destroyed. Thus it is that the East India Company introduced (9) production into village life and consequently smashed its system of co-operation and (10).