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Rashtrakutas: Cultural aspects

Rashtrakutas: Cultural aspects Religion The Rashtrakuta kings were great patrons of literature and religion. The three main religions flourished during this period are Brahminism, Jainism and Buddhism. The opening verse in the Rashtrakuta copper plates pays homage to both Siva and Vishnu. The Rashtrakuta rulers were tolerant in their religious views and patronised not only […]

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Regional States during Gupta Era: Religious sects- Part II

Regional States during Gupta Era: Religious sects- Part II JAINISM Jaina Councils: During the 4th–5th centuries, councils of the Shvetambaras were convened at Mathura and Valabhi and the canon was codified. The Mathura council was presided over by Khandila, while the Valabhi council was presided over by Nagarjuna. Another council was later held at Valabhi. […]

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Describe the Buddhism and Jainism. बौद्ध धर्म और जैन धर्म के बारे में बतलाइए। [BPSC, 2005]

Describe the Buddhism and Jainism. बौद्ध धर्म और जैन धर्म के बारे में बतलाइए। [BPSC, 2005] ©selfstudyhistoty.com Ans: Jainism Jainism is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live lives of harmlessness and renunciation. The essence of Jainism is concern for the welfare of every being […]

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Give an account of the development of science and technology in ancient India. प्राचीन भारत में विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी के विकास का विवरण दीजिए। [BPSC, 2001] OR Give an outline of the development of science, literature and education in ancient India. प्राचीन भारत में विज्ञान, साहित्य और शिक्षा के विकास की रूपरेखा दीजिए। [BPSC, 2012]

Give an account of the development of science and technology in ancient India. प्राचीन भारत में विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी के विकास का विवरण दीजिए। [BPSC, 2001] OR Give an outline of the development of science, literature and education in ancient India. प्राचीन भारत में विज्ञान, साहित्य और शिक्षा के विकास की रूपरेखा दीजिए। [BPSC, 2012] […]

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Ideas in Science and Mathematics: Part II

Ideas in Science and Mathematics: Part II Science of Astronomy: Astronomy made great progress in the country because the planets came to be regarded as. gods, and their movements began to be closely observed. Their study became essential on account of their connection with changes in seasons and weather conditions which were important for agricultural […]

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Palas: Polity and administration

Palas: Polity and administration The period following the death of Harsha was a period of political confusion. For nearly a century after Harsha‘s death in 647 C.E, Bengal had been subject to much interference and disruption by its near and farther neighbours. For some time, Lalitaditya, the ruler of Kashmir brought the Punjab under his […]

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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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