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Question 148

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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How will you view the Maratha policy of expansion? Delineate. (20 Marks)

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Marathas

  • Marathas are considered a group of warrior class residing in the region around the present Maharashtra state of India. Initially, Marathas were dispersed and a number of Maratha generals were serving either Deccani Mughals or Sultans.
  • In the seventeenth century, Marathas were organized under the supervision of Chhatrapati Shivaji and carved …

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Question 149

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Delineate the development of the Mughal painting during the reign of Jahangir. (10 marks)

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Mughal Painting During the Reign of Jahangir

  • There was hardly any progress in the field of painting during Sultanate Period because the art of painting was considered an against the tenets of Islam, the Mughal rulers were liberal and progressive they patronize the art of painting.
  • Beginning from the reign of Babur to Shahjahan the art of painting had…

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Question 150

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 (xi to xv)

(xi) A Chalcolithic site

(xii) An ancient capital city

(xiii) A Rock-cut cave site

(xiv) A early fortified city

(xv) A Rock-cut temple site

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(XI) a Chalcolithic Site-Pandu Rajar Dhibi

  • Pandu Rajar Dhibi is an archaeological site in Ausgram block in the sadar subdivision of Bardhanrran district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It was the first Chalcolithic site discovered in West Bengal. The main mound at Pandu Rajar Dhibi is associated with King Pandu mentioned in Mahabharata.
  • While Pan…

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Question 151

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Delineate the state of agriculture during the Sultanate period. (15 Marks)

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State of Agriculture During the Sultanate Period

  • Economic life during the Sultanate Period was characterized by the predominance of agriculture along with the other activities.
  • The main source of the wealth of India was agriculture. In most parts of India, the soil was fertile. There was copious rainfall and irrigation facilities were provided since …

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Question 152

Appeared in Year: 2016

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Identify the following places marked on the map supplied 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 i to v)

(i) A Mesolithic site

(ii) A Neolithic site

(iii) A Megalithic Chalcolithic site

(iv) A Neolithic site

(v) A Neolithic site

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(I) a Mesolithic Site-Sarai Nahar Rai

  • Sarai nahar rai Dutta excavated a site in the village of Sarai Nahar Rai, Distrust of Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, The excavations revealed spectacular evidence of human settlements, and human bodies (in the form of skeletons) buried in the burials. These remains proved to be the earliest remnants of the Homosapie…

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