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Question 226

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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“Mughal paintings reflect social harmony in contemporary society.” Discuss. (15 Marks)

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Mughal Paintings Reflect Social Harmony

  • There was hardly any progress in the field of painting during the Sultanate Period because the art of painting was considered against tenets of Islam the Mughal rulers of were and progressive, they patronized the art of painting.
  • Beginning from the reign of Babur to Shahjahan the art of painting had flourished.
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Question 227

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Analyze the significance of the Uttaramerur inscriptions of the Chola King Parantaka I.

(10 marks)

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Significance of the Uttaramerur Inscriptions of the Chola King Parnataka I

  • The political and administrative system of Chola period was characterized by the existence of highly centralized elements at the top and autonomous local bodies at the village level the information provided by Uttaramerur Inscription of Chola King Parantaka I, throw light on …

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Question 228

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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“The Advaita doctrine of Shankara cut at the very root of Bhaktivada.” Do you agree?

(15 marks)

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Advaita Doctrine of Shankara

  • This system arises out of the Upanishads, which mark the culmination of the Vedic speculations and are fittingly call the Vedanta or the end of the Vedas.
  • Of all the systems of Vedanta, especially as interpreted by Shankara has accepted the greatest influence on Indian life and is still persists in some form or other in d…

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Question 229

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Answer the following questions in about 150 words each:

Discuss how Vijayanagar Empire became the cultural capital of the south? (10 Marks)

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Vijaynagar Empire the Cultural Capital of the South

  • The Vijaynagar state was established in 1336 AD by Harihara and Bukka I and made Hampi as its capital city. They ruled over Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra, and parts of Kerala in southern India.
  • The cultural account of the Vijaynagar Empire helps in understanding art, music, architecture, and literat…

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Question 230

Appeared in Year: 2018

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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 6 to 10)

6. An ancient temple

7. Paleolithic site

8. Political and Cultural centre

9. Political and Cultural centre

10. An ancient sea port

Identify the Following Places Marked on the Map

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6. An Ancient Temple- Chandraketugarh

  • It lies north-east of Calcutta in the 24 Pargana district of west Bengal. The excavations repeal the presence of northern black polished ware which occurs along with silver and copper punch-marked coins and stones and terracotta beads. Some of the punch-marked coins having ship motif indicate that Chandraketugar…

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