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Discuss the information provided by the Uttaramerur inscription regarding the self-government enjoyed by the Chola villages of medieval India.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1. Discuss the information provided by the Uttaramerur inscription regarding the self-government enjoyed by the Chola villages of medieval India.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India

Why the question:

The Uttaramerur inscription is excellent inscriptional evidence of local democracy and administration during the time of the Cholas.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the Chola local self-governing villages. 

Directive word:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by giving context of Uttaramerur inscription.

Body:

First, write in detail, the features of Chola local self-governing villages – various qualifications, disqualifications, committees and their natures of responsibilities.

Next, write about the level of autonomy enjoyed by these Chola local self-governing villages. 

Next, write about the significance of Chola local self-governing villages. 

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.