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Question 236

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Assess the condition of peasantry during 13th to 17th centuries C. E. (15 Marks)

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Conditions of Peasants in the Sultanate Period

  • We possess very limited information to know about the economic condition of the people under the Delhi Sultanate.
  • The historians of the period were more eager to mentioned events at court life rather than the lives of common people.
  • However, they do occasionally mentioned the prices of commodities.
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Question 237

Transformation from Rig Vedic Period to the Later Vedic Period
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Appeared in Year: 2016

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In what way was the egalitarian character of the early Vedic society changed during the later Vedic period? (15 marks, 250 words)

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Egalitarian Character of the Early Vedic Society

Changes in Society asked which include social changes along with the economic changes but not political changes.

Introduction

  • The history of Vedic India is known largely through its religious text the Vedas which give the period its name.
  • Historians divided the Vedic age into two parts Early Vedic Age (1…

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Question 238

Decline of the Sultanate
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Appeared in Year: 2018

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“The policy of creating heterogeneous nobility by Muhammad Tughlaq started the process of disintegration of Delhi Sultanate.” Explain.

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Heterogeneous Nobility and Muhammad Tughlaq

  • Sultan Muhammad Bin Tughluq was one of the foremost rulers in the history of Delhi Sultanate with his rise at the helm of affairs, a new chapter got added in the history of Turk Afghan Rule in India.
  • Sultan Mohammed Bin Tuglak was liberal and progressive ruler he adopted the new ideas and principal to get t…

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Question 239

Causes and Consequences
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Appeared in Year: 2018

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

“Until December 1941, the battlefield of the Second World War was exclusively European and Atlantic; thereafter it became also Asiatic and Pacific” .

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The Battlefield of the Second World War

  • In Asia, Japan was preparing for war. The Imperial General Headquarters proposed to build a large border spreading into the Central Pacific in order to facilitate a defensive war while exploiting the resources of Southeast Asia, to prevent intervention intended to counteract the United States Pacific Fleet on …

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Question 240

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Do you think that the agrarian crisis of the 17th century led to the disintegration of the Mughal Empire? Discuss. (20 marks)

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Disintegration of the Mughal Empire

  • In the history of Medieval India the age of Mughal Empire form the glorious chapter after coming into existence in 1526, it continue to flourish for more than a century.
  • During the later half of 17th century the Strength and stability of Mughal Empire started facing challenges during the opening decades of 18th cen…

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Question 241

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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“The art of building was carried to highest degree of perfection under Shahjahan” . Illustrate by giving architectural details of two of his most celebrated buildings. (15 Marks)

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Art of Building under Shah Jahan

  • Shahjahan maintained the architectural legacy of his predecessors and carried to another level under his personal supervision.
  • Various new features were added during his reign which indicates in the architectures constructed during his period.

Examples of his celebrated buildings-

Red Fort of Delhi

  • A new city Shahjahanab…

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