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Rashtrakutas: Polity and administration

Rashtrakutas: Polity and administration Rashtrakutas (755 – 975 A.D.) While the Palas and the Pratiharas were ruling over north India, the Deccan was being ruled by the Rashtrakutas who were earlier feudatories of the Chalukyas. Dantidurga was the founder of the Rashtrakuta dynasty with their capital at Manyakheta. He defeated the Gurjaras and captured Malwa from […]

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Guptas: Literature, scientific literature- Part II

Guptas: Literature, scientific literature- Part II Astronomy Earliest astronomical knowledge: The earliest evidence of ancient Indian astronomical knowledge is contained in the Vedanga texts on jyotisha or astrology, the main focus of which was to fix the date of sacrificial rituals. Greek influence: The Sanskrit names of the signs of the zodiac have Greek origins, […]

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Was the Arab conquest of Sindh a great event in Indian history? क्या सिंध पर अरब विजय भारतीय इतिहास की एक महान घटना थी ? [BPSC, 1999]

Q. Was the Arab conquest of Sindh a great event in Indian history? क्या सिंध पर अरब विजय भारतीय इतिहास की एक महान घटना थी? [BPSC, 1999] ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Arab invaded India by conquering Sindh in 712-14. The compaign was led by Muhammad bin Qasim. He landed at Debal near the mouth of the […]

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Discuss the rise and main features of Feudalism during the period of later Guptas. उत्तरकालीन गुप्त शासकों के युग में सामन्तवाद के ठदय तथा उसकी विशेषताओं पर टिप्पणी कीजिये। [BPSC, 2007]

Q. Discuss the rise and main features of Feudalism during the period of later Guptas. उत्तरकालीन गुप्त शासकों के युग में सामन्तवाद के उदय तथा उसकी विशेषताओं पर टिप्पणी कीजिये। [BPSC, 2007] ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Feudalism refers to a practice of establishment of superior rights over land which becomes basis of appropriation of a part of produce and […]

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Guptas: Literature, scientific literature- Part III

Guptas: Literature, scientific literature- Part III Medical Science Medical science also flourished during this period. Ayurveda sastra had achieved a great advancement during the Gupta age Charka (from Kashmir, contributors to the ancient art and science of Ayurveda), and Sushruta (ancient Indian surgeon) were the doctors of this period. Ayurveda did not owe anything to […]

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