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Q. “On circumstantial evidence Indra stands convicted.” Explain.

Q. “On circumstantial evidence Indra stands convicted.” Explain. Ans: This statement was given by Mortimer Wheeler. Wheeler believed that the Harappan civilization was destroyed by the Aryan invaders. ©selfstudyhistory.com Evidences cited by M.Wheeler: Wheeler argued that references in the Rig Veda to various kinds of forts, attacks on walled cities, and the epithet purandara (fort […]

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Q. Examine how the transformation of the Varna system from the Rigvedic to the Later-Vedic period affected the position of women. [UPSC- 2019]

Q. Examine how the transformation of the Varna system from the Rigvedic to the Later-Vedic period affected the position of women. [UPSC- 2019]  Ans: During early Vedic period is regarded as a golden age for women when they enjoyed an honored place in the society. Women participated in rituals along with their husbands. The education of […]

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Q. Discuss the social & economic factors for the rise of Buddhism. How far was it influenced by Upanisadic thought?

Q. Discuss the social & economic factors for the rise of Buddhism. How far was it influenced by Upanisadic thought? Ans: The sixth century B.C. was an important stage in Indian history as far as the development of new religions is concerned. In this period, we notice a growing opposition to the ritualistic orthodox ideas […]

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