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  • its nalanda ……..vikramashila is much eastern in its location

    • Vikramshila is eastern in location. Thats right. But Nalanda is much western of the given location. So there is confusion but Vikramshila looks closer.

  • Slight changes to be mention in the above post-

    1.)for marking 3 is kalibangan site ,
    http://selfstudyhistory.com/2015/01/10/indian-history-through-map-part-k/

    While the point 20 in the map is Ropar…..
    http://selfstudyhistory.com/2015/01/10/indian-history-through-map-part-r-2/

    Thus there is slight mistake by you…Initially i was confused with the same also but after referring the wiki..and your previous post on the Rakhigarhi and Ropar marking..my doubt were cleared…

    2.) marking 6th in the map is Ahichatra… as its largest pgw sits
    -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahichatra;
    -> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Grey_Ware_Culture_(1200-600_BCE).png
    Considering the above image that the end tip of nepal on india inward side is denoting ahichatra… and not hastinapura

    3.) the 15th marking should be Kanauj and not Ahichatra (as in case of ancient capital city was take Aihole(or Badami) in period of Harsha…then by that logic…the 15th site is Kanauj….
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannauj

    4.) the marking for ancient capital for 17th cannot be Halebid…as it became in 12th century which fall in medieval period and not ancient….Also as question mentioned..it should be ancient capital …by that the ancient capital/town will be in 3rd cent bc till gupta age 750 …(as thats ancient period)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halebidu;
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shravanabelagola

    please recheck and make the changes,so we can clear our doubts…
    your effort to cover all history topic is commendable…keep up the good work..

    • Thanks for the comment.

      6: Ahichatra is in Barely district (here wiki is wrong) and Hastinapur is in Meerut district. Location is clearly Hastinapur. Its famous PGW site and had been asked earlier.
      15: Kannauj: you are right.
      17: There is no other ancient capital city there. Some books do refer to Hoysala as an ancient capital and Halebeedu as an ancient capital as they consider it as post classical ancient period.
      3: Ropar could be the answer but still not much convincing as it seems to more northward.

  • Slight changes to be mention in the above post-

    1.)for marking 3 is kalibangan site ,
    http://selfstudyhistory.com/2015/01/10/indian-history-through-map-part-k/

    While the point 20 in the map is Ropar…..
    http://selfstudyhistory.com/2015/01/10/indian-history-through-map-part-r-2/

    Thus there is slight mistake by you…Initially i was confused with the same also but after referring the wiki..and your previous post on the Rakhigarhi and Ropar marking..my doubt were cleared…

    2.) marking 6th in the map is Ahichatra… as its largest pgw sits
    -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahichatra;
    -> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painted_Grey_Ware_Culture_(1200-600_BCE).png
    Considering the above image that the end tip of nepal on india inward side is denoting ahichatra… and not hastinapura

    3.) the 15th marking should be Kanauj and not Ahichatra (as in case of ancient capital city was take Aihole(or Badami) in period of Harsha…then by that logic…the 15th site is Kanauj….
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannauj

    4.) the marking for ancient capital for 17th cannot be Halebid…as it became in 12th century which fall in medieval period and not ancient….Also as question mentioned..it should be ancient capital …by that the ancient capital/town will be in 3rd cent bc till gupta age 750 …(as thats ancient period)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halebidu;
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shravanabelagola

    please recheck and make the changes,so we can clear our doubts…
    your effort to cover all history topic is commendable…keep up the good work..

    • Thanks for the comment.

      6: Ahichatra is in Barely district (here wiki is wrong) and Hastinapur is in Meerut district. Location is clearly Hastinapur. Its famous PGW site and had been asked earlier.
      15: Kannauj: you are right.
      17: There is no other ancient capital city there. Some books do refer to Hoysala as an ancient capital and Halebeedu as an ancient capital as they consider it as post classical ancient period.
      3: Ropar could be the answer but still not much convincing as it seems to more northward.

      • Thanks for the fast response,but i am still confused between the map site 6
        What should be the study/understanding /marking approaach when both the site have same features and the characteristic(as in case of 6 & 15,as not in asked question,but in general term, if in case they ask in future ..
        Also,is there any smart way to do the map marking as at times it becomes tedious job & 40 marks seem a gamble in such scenario to loose…

        • Few points:
          (1) Location provided in the map is not always at the exact location. Every year, it happens. For example: in this year paper, location of 5 is not exactly the same as Surkotda but the answer can’t be anything else.

          (2) Sites having similar features can be located nearby. For example: (a) Bhirrana & Rakhigarhi (Harappan) (b) Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal (all are cultural sites) (c) Barabar Caves and Nagarjuni caves.
          In this type of situations, better to choose most famous one. Barabar is more famous than Nagarjuni.
          If all are famous, it is better to know what sites have been asked earlier (last 30 years or so). Bhirrana and Rakhigarhi , both are famous but Bhirrana had never been asked in last 38 years but Rakhigarhi had been asked several times. So, its better to choose Rakhigarhi as there has been many repeated site based questions and probability of asking the same location is more than mew one.

          (3) Best thing to do is to solve all map based questions of last 30 years or so. Medieval locations could be skipped.

          (4) Marking similar type of locations (say chalcolithic sites, capital cities) on the same map is better, as it can give clear idea about relative location.

          (5) Marking coastal locations, locations on the border areas etc on the same map is helpful.

  • Thanks for great pointers…will work upon the above suggestions….
    Great work.

  • Harshit tiwari

    Site no 6 could be alamgirpur as well because it had evolved into a PGW site and its location is exactly same as hastinapur,both are in meerut.

    • Yes possible. They must be lenient in giving marks in this type of situations.

  • for Site 19..archaelogical temple site…I have mentioned as Guwahati…Will I get some marks

  • Ancient capital in UP is mentioned as Kannauj by you..But I think it should be Ahichhatra..capital of Northern Panchanla..Kannauj was prominent in med times..also Kannauj is quite lower in position on map then the mentioned site…Ahichhatra too is a bit east of mentioned location but I think it is more probable…

  • correction in above comment…Ahichhatra is west of mentioned location

  • Bhai get a better theme…nt at all user friendly

    • What is the problem. I suppose this is better than previous one?

      • No Doubt…Previous one was not right to open in Home…But the Menu part at top and colour scheme is not working fine..Wordpress has very nice themes..explore more..

  • Basavaraj

    Hi history friends.. even my optional subject is history… anyone staying in delhi could help in clearing dought

  • Basavaraj

    17 th is banavasi , capital of kadambas

  • HD

    could answer of (8) be sanchi. in your solution also you have mentioned that sanchi is nearby but have not mentioned it as other possibility

  • can sanchi be the possibility for site number 8

  • sheshadri

    I want this information in hindi..as well as whole histry in hindi medium.. plese pls pls kindly selfstudies.com help me……plz..

  • JAYARAM

    20th one is Banwali not rakhigarhi