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Trace the Socio-economic life of the regional kingdoms in Medieval India.

Topic:  Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1. Trace the Socio-economic life of the regional kingdoms in Medieval India. (250 words)

Reference: Class XI NCERT Medieval India by Satish Sharma, Class XI NCERT Ancient India by Satish Sharma

Why this question:

The question is straightforward from the portions of GS paper I and there isn’t much to deliberate.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the Socio-economic life of the regional kingdoms in Ancient India in detail.

Structure of the answer:


Briefly explain the Kingdoms that ruled India and parts of it.


The body of the answer should discuss the aspects of social and economic life in the various kingdoms that existed during the times.

Discuss the Main Characteristics of Medieval India age.

In the Medieval Period, the growth of Human development was pushed up to a great extent.

Social Development:

  • With the coming of Muslims, the people of different places and different faiths were mixed with the Indian people.
  • The Society was divided into higher, middle and lower classes.
  • The Bhakti and Sufi movements influenced the social-religious life of the people.
  • The Worship of one God, Bhajans and Prayers became popular.

Economic Development in Medieval India:

  • Agriculture was well developed.
  • The Major share of agriculture yield was enjoyed by kings and landlords.
  • Jagir system was prevalent.
  • The Middlemen controlled the sale of products.


Conclude by reasserting significance of the life in Medieval India and emphasis on the fact that characteristics from the past are still alive in today’s India.