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“With the best intentions, excellent ideas, but no balance or patience, no sense of proportion, Muhammad Tughluq was a transcendent failure”. Elaborate. 

“With the best intentions, excellent ideas, but no balance or patience, no sense of proportion, Muhammad Tughluq was a transcendent failure”. Elaborate.  ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Muhammad bin Tughlaq was keen to tone up the administration, and bring about uniformity in its functioning. Towards this end, according to Ibn Battutah, he issued large numbers of orders (manshurs). […]

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“The temple in medieval north India was not just a religious institution.” Elaborate.

“The temple in medieval north India was not just a religious institution.” Elaborate. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Indian temples symbolized the very mundane urges of humans and were for varied activities of the community as a whole. Following activities apart from religious activities were undertaken by temples: Education: General education within the temple was of great importance. […]

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What do you know about the Tughlaq ruler in Delhi Sultanate from the account of Ibn Battuta?

What do you know about the Tughlaq ruler in Delhi Sultanate from the account of Ibn Battuta? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Ibn Battuta (1304–1369) was a Moroccan explorer and occupies premier position among the writer of travelogues. He is known for his extensive travels, accounts of which were published in Rehla (Journey) in Arabic, a part of which […]

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Give an account of regional architecture developed in Eastern India in medieval period.

Give an account of regional architecture developed in Eastern India in medieval period. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The regional styles of architecture came into vogue usually after these states had thrown off the allegiance to Delhi. They were distinct from the Indo-Islamic style practiced at Delhi and often displayed definitely original qualities. In the areas which had a […]

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“Religion and religious classes played an important role in the Vijayanagar Empire.” Comment. 

“Religion and religious classes played an important role in the Vijayanagar Empire.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Ritual Kingship: It is generally emphasised that the principle of strict adherence to dharma was the chief constituent and distinguishing feature of the Vijaynagara state. But: Very often it was the Hindu rulers against whom the Vijaynagara rulers had to fight, […]

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“Dara Shikoh was not only an enlightened paragon of the harmonious coexistence of heterodox traditions but also a patron of art.” Comment. 

“Dara Shikoh was not only an enlightened paragon of the harmonious coexistence of heterodox traditions but also a patron of art.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Dara Shikoh was the eldest son of Shahjahan and was the most favoured nominee for the thrown. He received the title of ‘Shah-i-Buland Iqbal’ from Shahjahan. He contested but lost the throne […]

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