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Q. Analyse the nature and consequences of the revolts against Aurangzeb.  [BPSC-2012]

Q. Analyse the nature and consequences of the revolts against Aurangzeb. [BPSC-2012] Ans: During his reign, Aurangzeb had to deal with a number of revolts, such as − The Marathas in the Deccan, The Jats and Rajputs in north India, The Afghans and Sikhs in the north-west. Some of these problems were not new and […]

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Q.Write a critical note on the industrial economy in Mughal India, tracing its development. मुगलकालीन भारत में औद्योगिक अर्थव्यवस्था पर प्रकाश डालते हुए उसके विकास पर एक आलोचनात्मक निबन्ध लिखिए। [BPSC-1999]

Q. Write a critical note on the industrial economy in Mughal India, tracing its development. मुगलकालीन भारत में औद्योगिक अर्थव्यवस्था पर प्रकाश डालते हुए उसके विकास पर एक आलोचनात्मक निबन्ध लिखिए। [BPSC-1999] Ans: Industrial activity during Mughal period was second most important activity besides agriculture. Up until 1750, India produced about 25% of the world’s […]

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Q. Discuss Tuzuk-i-Babari as a source of history of Medieval India.

Q. Discuss Tuzuk-i-Babari as a source of history of Medieval India. Ans: Tuzuk-i-Babari (aka Baburnama) is the autobiography of Babur, the founder of the Mughal empire in India. Babur wrote it in Turkish language; Abdur Rahim Khan Khan-i-Khanan translated it into Persian. Later, the book was translated into various European languages. It contains information from […]

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Q. Critically assess the view that the decline of the Mughal empire coincided with sharp downward trends in the Indian economy. इस विचार का विवेचन कीजिए कि मुगल साम्राज्य का पतन भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था के अधोमुखी धाराओं से संपाती है। [BPSC-1995]

Q. Critically assess the view that the decline of the Mughal empire coincided with sharp downward trends in the Indian economy. इस विचार का विवेचन कीजिए कि मुगल साम्राज्य का पतन भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था के अधोमुखी धाराओं से संपाती है। [BPSC-1995] Ans: In the 1st half of 18th century, the Mughal empire started shrinking and by […]

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32.(MEDIEVAL INDIA) NORTH INDIA IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

References: Satish Chandra(Medieval India).Also minor facts from other books and figure and facts from verified Internet sources. 32.(MEDIEVAL INDIA) NORTH INDIA IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY The period following the death of Aurangzeb in 1707 saw growing factionalism in the nobility, the rapid decline in the power and prestige of the Mughal […]

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MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE

MUGHAL ARCHITECTURE The Mughal period saw an outburst of cultural activity in the fields of architecture, painting, music and literature. The Mughals brought with them Turko-Mongol cultural traditions which mingled with the rich cultural traditions existing in the country. selfstudyhistory.com The Sultanat period and the provincial kingdoms which grew up during the fourteenth and fifteenth century saw many-sided cultural […]

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30.(MEDIEVAL INDIA) ECONOMIC LIFE- PATTERNS AND PROSPECTS

ECONOMIC LIFE- PATTERNS AND PROSPECTS Both the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors during the Sultanat period (13th-15th century) were further strengthened and expanded during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. This was reflected in the growth of towns and townships. Most major towns had several bazars, one of which was the chief bazar or market. According […]

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SOCIETY- STRUCTURE AND GROWTH

SOCIETY- STRUCTURE AND GROWTH The social structure during the Sultanat period, which we have analyzed earlier, continued to operate under Mughal rule, showing signs of both continuity and change. The most important changes were the further strafication of rural society; growth of urbanization and of the class of artisans and master artisans, the growth of a composite […]

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28.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)CLIMAX AND CRISIS OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE

References: Satish Chandra(Medieval India).Also minor facts from other books and figure and facts from verified Internet sources. 28.CLIMAX AND CRISIS OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE The Rise of the Marathas The rise of Marathas, like that of the Rajputs, was a medieval (8th century onwards) phenomenon. Both had mixed origins which have been discussed at length. […]

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27.(MEDIEVAL INDIA)AURANGJEB- RELIGIOUS POLICIES,NORTH INDIA AND RAJPUTS

References: Satish Chandra(Medieval India).Also minor facts from other books and figure and facts from verified Internet sources. 27. AURANGJEB- RELIGIOUS POLICIES,NORTH INDIA AND RAJPUTS War of Succession Shah Jahan was fortunate in having four sons, all born of his cherished wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who grew up to be capable, hard working and free of the […]

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