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Question 94

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Answer the following in about 150 words each: 10 × 5 = 50 marks

What is Metternich system? Assess its impact on Europe. (10 marks)

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Metternich System

Klemons von Metternich established an international system that “turn back the clock” and restored the Old Regime.

Congress of Vienna

  • This alliance among the nations was known as the Concert of Europe.
  • To implement his reactionary policies, Metternich employed the censorship of speech and press, secret police, and arbitrary arrest in

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Question 95

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Identify the following places marked on the map supplies to you and write a short note of about 30 words on each of them in your Question-cum-Answer Booklet. Locational hints for each of the places marked on the map are given below seriatim. (2.5 × 20 = 50 Marks) (Identify the following places marked (xvi to xx)

(xvi) An ancient temple site

(xvii) An ancient capital city

(xviii) An ancient temple site

(xix) A Palaeolithic site

(xx) An ancient capital city

Locational hints for each of the places marked on the map

Locational Hints for Each of the Places Marked on the Map

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(xvi) An Ancient Temple Site-Bateshwar

Located in Mmorana district in Madhya Pradesh, famous for their temple complex more than 200 temple are located here made in Sandstone, These temples are build by Gurjara Prathiharas and they are devoted to Vishnu and Shiva.

An ancient temple site Bateshwar

An Ancient Temple Site Bateshwar

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(xvii) An Ancient Capital City-Amravati

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Question 96

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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The accurate picture of the complex socio-cultural milieu of Peninsular India is presented in the early Sangam literature. Delineate. (15 Marks)

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Socio-Cultural Milieu of Peninsular India

  • Sangam age forms the first phase of historical age in South India, the term Sangam refers to the Assembly of poets three such assemblies were held in the capital of Pandyan rulers. Tamil literature was composed in this assemblies Tholkappiam composed by Tholkappiyar belong to the second Sangam is the most im

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Question 97

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Do you agree that the system of land grants from the Gupta-Vakataka Period was connected with the decentralization of state in any way? (20 Marks)

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Land Grants from the Gupta-Vakataka Period

  • The practice of land grants can be traced back from the Vedic age it continues in the one form or the other, but their first reference can be found in the Nanaghat inscription of Satavahana queen “Naganika”.
  • Different types of land grants.
  • Brahmadeyas or Agraharas -tax-free land grant was given to a Brahman o

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