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Discuss the military activities of Kharavela of Kalinga. Do you think that his reign is significant for military expeditions alone? 

Discuss the military activities of Kharavela of Kalinga. Do you think that his reign is significant for military expeditions alone? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Kharavela (193 BCE–170 BCE) was the greatest king of the Mahameghavahana dynasty of Kaḷinga. King Kharvela of Kalinga was a contemporary of the Sungas and information about him is enshrined in the Hathigumpha inscription. […]

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“Sangam literature reflects a society with its distinctive cultural traditions, one which celebrated war and love.” Explain.

“Sangam literature reflects a society with its distinctive cultural traditions, one which celebrated war and love.” Explain. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The classical Tamil literature (The Sangam literature) has been classified into two categories: the “inner field” (akam), and the “outer field” (puṟam). Akam (inner field) topics refer to personal or human aspects, such as love and intimate […]

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Write about the different views on the nature of South Indian states with the special reference to the Chola state.

Write about the different views on the nature of South Indian states with the special reference to the Chola state. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: There are three different perspectives on the south Indian polity. Pioneering works (By Nilakantha Sastri) on South Indian polity in general and Tamil polity in particular showed a direct concern with administrative institutions and […]

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On the basis of contemporary sources, give an account of different kind of functions performed by guilds in ancient India from c. 200 B.C. to c. 300 A.D.

On the basis of contemporary sources, give an account of different kind of functions performed by guilds in ancient India from c. 200 B.C. to c. 300 A.D.  ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: People in ancient India following the same occupations and crafts, residing at one place, cooperated with each other and formed guilds. During the Mauryan empire […]

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With the help of literary and archaeological sources, critically evaluate the hypothesis that there was urban decay during c. 300-600 CE.

With the help of literary and archaeological sources, critically evaluate the hypothesis that there was urban decay during c. 300-600 CE. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Below are the points which holds for this hypothesis the urban decay: R. S. Sharma (1987) has argued that the peak of early historical urbanism in the sub-continent occurred between c. 200 BCE […]

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In the realm of religious doctrines and practices, the period c. 200 BCE to 300 CE reflects several continuities with the earlier centuries, but also some striking new developments.

In the realm of religious doctrines and practices, the period c. 200 BCE to 300 CE reflects several continuities with the earlier centuries, but also some striking new developments. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: In the realms of religious doctrines and practices, the period c. 200 BCE to 300 CE reflects several continuities with the earlier centuries. But also, […]

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