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Q. Write an essay on architecture built by Shahajahan. [UPPSC-2021]

Q. Write an essay on architecture built by Shahajahan. [UPPSC-2021] Ans: Shahjahan was the greatest patron of the architecture among Mughal rulers. Under him the Mughal architecture reached the climax with changed style and spirit. ©selfstudyhistory.com Building material and decoration Towards the end of Jahangir’s reign began the practice of putting up buildings entirely of […]

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Q. Describe about trade and commerce of the Sultanate Period. [UPPSC-2021]

Q. Describe about trade and commerce of the Sultanate Period. [UPPSC-2021] Ans: Throughout the 13-14th centuries there was growth in trade and commerce. Economic policy of rulers (e.g. Alauddinkhalji) also contributed in this growth. Both internal and foreign trade got impetus. Internal trade: During the Sultanat period, as during the earlier period, India remained the […]

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Q. Give an estimate of Krishnadevaraya as a ruler. [UPPSC-2021]

Q. Give an estimate of Krishnadevaraya as a ruler. [UPPSC-2021] Ans: Krishnadevaraya was the founder of the Tuluva dynasty and the greatest ruler of Vijayanagara kingdom. He ruled the largest empire in India after the decline of the Delhi Sultanate. ©selfstudyhistory.com Krishnadevaraya as a ruler: He was a great commander and an efficient administrator. He […]

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Q. Evaluate the impact of Vishishtadvaitavada of Ramanujacharya on Indian Society. [UPPSC-2021]

Q. Evaluate the impact of Vishishtadvaitavada of Ramanujacharya on Indian Society. [UPPSC-2021] Ans: Ramanujacharya (1077–1157 CE) was an Indian theologian, philosopher, a social reformerand one of the most important exponents of the Sri Vaishnavism tradition within Hinduism. His philosophical foundations for devotionalism were influential to the Bhakti movement. He is famous as the chief proponent […]

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Q. Throw light on state of coined money of India between 750 and 1200 A.D. [UPPSC-2021]

Q. Throw light on state of coined money of India between 750 and 1200 A.D. [UPPSC-2021] Ans: The period between 750 and 1200 A.D. is considered as peak period of Indian feudalism. According to R.S. Sharma and D.D. Kosambi this period was associated with the phenomenon of Monetary anaemia which refers to paucity of coins […]

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Q. Trace out the salient features of the Chola temples. [UPPSC-2021]

Q. Trace out the salient features of the Chola temples. [UPPSC-2021] Ans: The Chola rule in South India represents a period of high culture, classicism in the arts and architecture. South Indian temple architecture (The Dravidian style of architecture) reached its zenith during the Chola period. Rajarajeshwara temple at Tanjore and Gangaikondacholapuram temple were classic […]

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Q. Discuss the foreign policy of Akbar. [UPPSC-2021]

Q. Discuss the foreign policy of Akbar. [UPPSC-2021] Ans: The foreign policy of Akbar largely refers to the steps taken to secure the North- western frontiers of India apart from dealing with the other ruling powers within the Indian subcontinent. There were three major powers to which Mughals had to deal with while executing their […]

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Explore the causes of down-fall of the Mughal empire. [UPPSC-2021]

Q. Explore the causes of down-fall of the Mughal empire. [UPPSC-2021] Ans: The Mughal Empire held sway over a large part of India for nearly three centuries, but a drastic decline in its power and prestige came about by the first half of the eighteenth century. Not only did the political boundaries of the Empire […]

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