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Indian History 21. 02. 2018

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Question 1

He was the first ruler of the Delhi Sultanate to clearly put forward the view that the state should be based on the willing support of the governed, and that since the large majority of people in India were Hindus, the State in India could not be a truly Islamic state.
Identify the Emperor.

Question 2

Choose the incorrect statement about Ala-ud-din Khilji.
1) He set up three kinds of market in Delhi.
2) He was the first Sultan in the Sultnate to pay his soldiers in cash.
3) He insisted that in doab, land revenue would be assessed on the basis of measuring the land under cultivation.

Question 3

Consider the following statements.
1) Indian agriculture during the 18th century was technically progressing.
2) However, the peasants suffered from shortage of lands some of the times.
Choose the correct statements.

Question 4

With reference to the Vijyanagar and the Bahmani Kingdoms, consider the following statements.
1) The Vijayanagar military employed only Hindus in their army.
2) The Bahmani rulers inducted the Hindus in the administration on a large scale.
Choose the incorrect statement.

Question 5

Who among the following laid the foundation of the Chola Empire in the IXth century A. D.?

Question 6

Mahabalipuram is known for its world heritage site complex of the group of monuments. Consider these statements about it:
1) These are the gems constructed at the times of Pallavas.
2) Most monuments at Mahabalipuram are rock cut and monolithic.
3) Each of the Panch Rathas is carved out of one single large piece of stone in similar style.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

Question 7

Stupas have a great significance in Buddhist architecture. In this reference, consider the following statements about the Bharhut stupa:
1) It was initially built by Ashoka and was later improvised by the Sungas.
2) Its railing contains numerous birth stories of the Buddha’s previous lives or Jataka stories.
3) It represents the aniconic phase of Buddhist art.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Question 8

Which of the following places belong to Jain architecture?
1) Statue of Gomateswara at Sravanabelgola
2) Bahubali statue at Karkal
3) Caves of Udaigiri hills
4) A tower at Chittor
5) A temple at Dilwara 

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

Question 9

Match the following.

Question 10

In the context of cultural history of India, a pose in dance and dramatics called Tribhanga’ has been a favourite of Indian artists from ancient times till today.
Which only of the following statements best describes this pose?
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