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Daily Practise Questions for History Optional Mains 2017 (Modern India-23 August)

Q. The  Arya  Samaj  “did  not; however,  succeed in  capturing  the  imagination of modern  India as a whole.” Comment.  [20m]  Q. “Widow  Remarriage  Act  was,  in  many  ways,  a  logical  sequel  to  the  abolition  of  Sati.” Comment. [20m]  Note: To get feedback, send you answers to selfstudyhistory@gmail.com.  Those enrolled in test series will be given priority […]

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Write a short essay on: “The Maukharis paving the way for the glory of Harshavardhana.”

Write a short essay on: “The Maukharis paving the way for the glory of Harshavardhana.” ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Maukharis flourished in the Gangetic valley during post Gupta age and they ruled over an extensive area with their capital at Kannauj. The first important Maukharis king was Isanavarman who claimed victory over the Andhras, the Sulikas of […]

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Write a short essay on: “Skandagupta’s war with the Hunas”

Write a short essay on: “Skandagupta’s war with the Hunas” ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Skandagupta was a king of Gupta Dynasty. He came upon the throne after the death of his father, Kumaragupta. At the close of the reign of Kumargupta, Pushyamitra, probably a tribe associated with the Hunas, had invaded Gupta Empire and defeated it. But, Skandagupta, […]

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“Not only does ancient Tamil literature furnish an accurate picture of widely disparate classes; it also describes the social condition of Tamil country as it was.” Discuss.

“Not only does ancient Tamil literature furnish an accurate picture of widely disparate classes; it also describes the social condition of Tamil country as it was.” Discuss. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: An accurate picture of widely disparate classes The earliest phase of Sangam society as described by Tolkappiyam was based on the five-fold classification of the land — the hill, […]

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Justify Pliny’s statement the Rome was being drained out of its gold by India during the first century of the Christian era.

Justify Pliny’s statement the Rome was being drained out of its gold by India during the first century of the Christian era. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: In the closing centuries of the era before Christ, South Indian trade in spices like ginger, turmeric and pepper assumed great prominence. The Greeks and the Romans of those days carried on […]

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