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Question 1

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Development from Mesolithic to Neolithic was revolutionary. Explain.

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Development from Mesolithic to Neolithic

  • Before understanding this ages we need to understand first that from where its came.
  • It comes from the end of Palaeolithic age, in this time in the climate, we see sudden changes it becomes warmer gradually after the ending of ice age.
  • Glaciers started melting, and some animals who lives in warmth suddenly star…

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Question 2

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Assess the role of guilds and trade organizations in the development of early Indian economy.

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Role of Guilds and Trade Organizations

  • Shrenis or guilds formed an important feature of economic life of people in ancient India.
  • Shreni was more in nature of group of professionals. Merchants or artisans who worked in an association.
The Indian and Pakistan Coins

Development of Early Indian Economy

  • Mahavastu and Milendpanho mention 75 different occupat…

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Question 3

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 i to v)

(i) A Prehistoric cave-paintings site

(ii) A Neolithic-Chalcolithic site

(iii) An Early Harappan site

(iv) A Harappan site

(v) An ancient capital city

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(I) a Prehistoric Cave-Paintings Site-Bhimbetka

  • The Rock Shelters_of Bhimbetaka (or Bhim Baithaka) lie in the Raisen District of Madhya Pradesh, 45 km south of Bhopal at the southern edge of the (Vindhyachal hills] South of these rock shelters are successive ranges of The Satpura hills.
  • The Bhimbetka shelters we՚re inhabited by hominids like Homo ere…

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Question 4

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

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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

(XVII) an Ancient Capital City-Amravati

  • Amaravathi is a s…

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