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Question 209

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 (vi to x)

(vi) A Painted grey ware site

(vii) A Neolithic site

(viii) A site of Ashokan inscriptions

(ix) An ancient port and trade centre

(x) A Harappan site

Locational Hints for Each of the Places Marked on the Map

Explanation

(VI) a Painted Grey Ware Site-Ahichchatra

  • Ahichhatra is located in Barely district of U. P.
  • The place is mentioned in the Indian epic Majnabharata and Mahabashya of Patanjali.
  • Ahichhatra is important because it lay on the important Trade route of northern India.
  • The famous Buddhist pilgrim Hieun Tsang visited the city in the 7th Century.
Ahichhatra is Located in Barely District of U. P

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Question 210

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Critically examine the following statements in about 150 words each: 10 × 5 = 50

“Non-alignment came to symbolize the struggle of India and other newly independent nations to retain and strengthen their independence from colonialism and imperialism.” (10 Marks)

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  • Non-Alignment and Newly Independent Nations

  • The term non-alignment coined by Indian V. K Krishna Menon in 1953, he used it for the first time while addressing the United Nation organization. Concept of Non-Alignment Movement was developed by India-Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and he presented this idea at the Africa Asian Nation conference in Columbia 19…

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Question 211

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Answer the following question in about 150 words each: (10 × 5 = 50 Marks)

Critically examine the ‘blood and iron’ policy of Balban.

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Balban

  • Balban was a foremost ruler in the history of Turko Afghan rule in India his reign of about two decades enjoys the place of great significance in the history of Delhi Sultanate.
  • Balban՚s rule lingered for about 40 years i.e.. 20 years as Prime Minister or ‘Naib’ of Sultan and 20 years as the Sultan of Delhi.
  • It became feasible to attain this di…

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Question 212

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Critically evaluate the theory and practice of land revenue system in ancient India. (20 marks)

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Land Revenue System in Ancient India

  • Land revenue practice in ancient India although not firmly established and based upon the idea that income from land.
  • Land revenue practices are different in different ages but their imposition relied upon the availability and type of the land.

In the Early Vedic Age, the land was not an important source at all.

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