Determine the veracity of Megasthenes’ descriptions of Indian society and economy with the help of other contemporary evidences. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Magasthenes was an ancient Greek historian, diplomat and Indian ethnographer and explorer. In around 302 BC he came India in Mauryan court as an ambassador of Seleucus I Nicator of the Seleucid dynasty. He described India in […]Read More
Day: December 12, 2017
Give an account of the republics in the pre-Maurya period. Discuss the factors which contributed to their decline.
Give an account of the republics in the pre-Maurya period. Discuss the factors which contributed to their decline. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The existence of the republics (Ganas / Sanghas) Sources mentioning gana-sanghas: Indian literature comprising Brahmanical, Buddhist and Jain texts mention different types of non-monarchical states called Ganas or Sanghas. More details on ganas are provided by […]Read More
Daily Problem Practise for History Optional and GS Paper I (12 December: Modern India)
For History Optional: Q. Bring out the pattern of commercialization of agriculture in the 19th century. Was it a forced process for the vast majority of poorer peasants? Q. Plantations and mines, jutes mills, banking, insurance, shipping and export-import concerns in India were run through a system of interlocking managing agencies.” Critically examine. Note: To […]Read More