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“Economic regulations of Alauddin Khalji succeeded in preserving cheapness in the market of Delhi even during the years of drought but at the cost of infinite oppression. All his fantastic regulations died with him.” Explain.

“Economic regulations of Alauddin Khalji succeeded in preserving cheapness in the market of Delhi even during the years of drought but at the cost of infinite oppression. All his fantastic regulations died with him.” Explain. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: AlauddinKhilji was the most powerful ruler of the Khalji dynasty of Delhi Sultanate. He is known in history […]

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“The extensive military expeditions undertaken during the reign of Alauddin Khalji was significant but his reign cannot be considered significant in terms of only such expedition.” Elucidate.

“The extensive military expeditions undertaken during the reign of Alauddin Khalji was significant but his reign cannot be considered significant in terms of only such expedition.” Elucidate. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: After end Iltutmish regime the process of expansion of the boudaries of Delhi Sultanate came to a halt. With coming of Alaunddin Khalji on throne the […]

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Throw light on the Land Revenue System of Sultanate period.  OR Discuss in brief the land-revenue system and judicial administration of the Delhi Sultanate. 

Throw light on the Land Revenue System of Sultanate period.  OR Discuss in brief the land-revenue system and judicial administration of the Delhi Sultanate. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Land Revenue System Revenue system and exact magnitude of the revenue-demand during llbarite (slave dynasty) rule is uncertain.Perhaps the old agrarian system continued to function with the difference that the composition […]

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Trace the development of Persian literature in Mughal India.

Trace the development of Persian literature in Mughal India. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Persian was the official language of the Mughal court. Babur, the first Mughal ruler, was an accomplished poet and he wrote his memoirs in Turki Tuzuk-i-Baburi which was later translated into Persian by Ahdur Rahim Khan Khanan. Babur also wrote a didactic work known […]

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How did advent of Portuguese influence the Indian trade?

How did advent of Portuguese influence the Indian trade? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The first Portuguese encounter with India took place on 20 May 1498 when Vasco Da Gama reached Calicut on the Malabar coast. The advent of Portuguese influenced the Indian trade in the following ways:- Earlier, India’s merchandize trade with European countries was dominated by […]

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“Mahmud Gawan was a competent general, effective administrator and a patron of art and education.” Comment.

“Mahmud Gawan was a competent general, effective administrator and a patron of art and education.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Mahmud Gawan (1411, – 1481) was appointed as prime minister during the reign of Muhammad Shah III Lashkari of the Bahamani Sultanate. First, he was a trader. He was introduced to sultan and soon became a favourite […]

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“Baburmnama is not merely soldier’s chronicle of marches and countermarches…they contain the personal impressions and acute reflections of a cultured man.” Explain.

“Baburmnama is not merely soldier’s chronicle of marches and countermarches…they contain the personal impressions and acute reflections of a cultured man.” Explain. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Baburnama is the autobiography of Babur. The memoir is lively, personal and direct. Babur begins the story when he inherited the throne at the age of twelve and ends in mid-sentence […]

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Examine the major contributions of the Sur rulers to the administrative system.

Examine the major contributions of the Sur rulers to the administrative system. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Tarikh-i-Sher Shahi (History of Sher Shah): It was in Persian and written by Abbas Khan Sarwani, a waqia-navis under later Mughal Emperor, Akbar around 1580, provides a detailed documentation about Sher Shah’s administration. Law and Order: Although Sher Shah ruled only […]

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Do you think that the Mughal state was a centralised state?

Do you think that the Mughal state was a centralised state? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The issue of centralised character of Mughal state is a subject of debate in history writing. There are arguments both for and against this issue. View 1 – Mughal state as a centralised state Historians like Irfan Habib, Athar Aliput forward this view. This […]

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Write a short essay on: “Significance of the arrival of the Portuguese in India.” 

Write a short essay on: “Significance of the arrival of the Portuguese in India.” ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The landing of Vasco da Gama at Calicut on Malabar coast in 1498 with three ships, guided by a Gujarati pilot, Abdul Majid, is generally regarded as the beginning of a new era in the relationship between Asia and Europe. Significance of […]

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