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Give an account of development of Art and Architecture during Chola rule.

Give an account of development of Art and Architecture during Chola rule. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Chola rule in South India represents a period of high culture, classicism in the arts – architecture, sculpture and painting and the fine arts of music and dance – and a literary output in Tamil consisting of poetry, prose and drama […]

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What light do inscriptions and accounts of European travellers throw on Nayankara and Ayagar system of the Vijayanagar Empire?

What light do inscriptions and accounts of European travellers throw on Nayankara and Ayagar system of the Vijayanagar Empire? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: During the Vijaynagar period, the nayaka and ayagar systems came into prominence but local institutions of the earlier period (sabha, nadu and ur) institutions did not completely disappear. The Nayankara System: The nayankara system was […]

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“Badauni possessed an analytic independent mind with different views than official line.” Comment. 

“Badauni possessed an analytic independent mind with different views than official line.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Badauni was a historian and translator living in the Mughal Empire. He was also a keen student of history and literature and also learnt Sanskrit and classical Indian music along with Islamic theology. His account is very readable bringing out the […]

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How do you explain the rise of Maratha as a major power in Deccan towards the middle of the 17th century?

How do you explain the rise of Maratha as a major power in Deccan towards the middle of the 17th century? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The term “Maratha” originally referred to the speakers of the Marathi language. In the 17th century, it emerged as a designation for soldiers serving in the armies of Deccan sultanates. A number of […]

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Discuss the agrarian measures and public work activities undertaken by Firuz Shah Tughluq.

Discuss the agrarian measures and public work activities undertaken by Firuz Shah Tughluq. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The long reign of Firuz Tughluq (1351-88), a cousin of Muhammad Tughluq, who succeeded him after he left the army in a state of disarray at Thatta, is a watershed in the history of the Delhi sultanat. After a number of […]

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What was the European impact on Mughal painting?

What was the European impact on Mughal painting? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: In its later phases, especially during the Seventeenth century, the Mughal painting was influenced by the European art. Some of the themes of European art were incorporated by Mughal painters and they also adopted a few of the techniques of European artists. According to A.J. Qaisar […]

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What is Mansabdari system? Throw light on its significance during Mughal period. 

What is Mansabdari system? Throw light on its significance during Mughal period. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The ‘Mansabdari system ‘was the administrative system of the Mughal Empire introduced by Akbar. The system determined the rank of a government official. Every civil and military officer was given a ‘mansab’ and different numbers which could be divided by ten were […]

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How the conflict between Ahom Kingdom and Mughal took shape under different Mughal Emperors? What was the significant role played by Lachit Barphukan in this struggle? 

How the conflict between Ahom Kingdom and Mughal took shape under different Mughal Emperors? What was the significant role played by Lachit Barphukan in this struggle? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: In the early 13th century, there existed two kingdoms in the north-east region of India: Kamrupa, with its capital Pragyajyotishpura (Modern Guwahati) and the Ahom kingdom, further of […]

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Explain the development of the Mughal concept of sovereignty under Babur and Humayun? How it reached at its climax under Akbar?

Explain the development of the Mughal concept of sovereignty under Babur and Humayun? How it reached at its climax under Akbar? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: 1) Babur and Humayun Babur was descendant of Timur from his father side and Mongol ruler Chingez Khan from his mother side. So, Babur’s idea of kingship was influenced by Turko-Mongol Theory of […]

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Give an account of major craft and technology introduced in India during Sultanate period. 

Give an account of major craft and technology introduced in India during Sultanate period. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: India had already various technologies and craft but there were many significant introductions of new article of technology and new crafts by immigration of Muslims. The newly introduced articles had either developed or evolved in the Islamic culture. New techniques […]

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