HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 19

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 19 ARCHIVES Were the Chola village assemblies democratic in nature ? Give reasons for your answer. 2000 The Cholas are said to have established a strong and well organized administration with an element of self-government at the local level. Do you agree? Give reasons.60 2004 Show that the administrative …

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 17

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 17 ARCHIVES Achieving dominance in the south of the Vindbyas did not satisfy the ambitions of the Rashtrakutas, they also wanted to achieve dominance over the Gangetic PIains.”Elaborate and comment. Critically evaluate the contribution of Rashtrakutas to art and culture.

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 16

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 16 ARCHIVES What are the manifestations of Tamil devotional cults? How do you account for their growth between C. 750 and C. 1200 CE?60 2008 How far can the village assemblies or communities under the Cholas be really called democratic.30 2009 To what extent ‘monetary anemia’ afflicted the erstwhile …

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 11

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 11 ARCHIVES 1) Examine sources of information for Mauryan dynasty. Throw light on historical significance of Ashoka’s inscriptions. 2) How did Ashoka contribute to the moral and administrative welfare of his people? 3) Examine the information of Fahien about the political, religious, social and economic conditions of India. Make …

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 10

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 10 ARCHIVES 1) Discuss the types of lands and the Science of agriculture mentioned in the literature and epigraphs of ancient india. 2) Assess Ellora as a unique art centre of the different cultural streams. 3) Assess the educational system in early India and identify important educational institutions of …

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 9

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 9 ARCHIVES Culture 1) Discuss the scientific and technological developments in ancient India. 2) Trace the scientific and technological developments in India up to c. A.D. 750. 3) Examine the proficiency of the ancient Indians in various crafts, science and mathematics. 4) Bring out the regional variations in the …

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 8

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 8 ARCHIVES Rise of Magadha 1. Trace the rise of Magadhan imperialism up to the times of the Nandas with particular reference to its policy towards the non-monarchical state. Discuss the factors that contributed to its success. 2. Give an account of the republics in the pre-Maurya period. Discuss …

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 7

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 7 ARCHIVES IVC n VEDIC comparision 1. Examine the contribution of Vedic culture in the sphere of social institutions and religion. Was there any continuity between the Indus and the Vedic cultures in this respect? 2. Compare the economic, social and religious life of the Indus Valley (Harappan) people …

HISTORY – 2015: Daily ANswer Writing Challenge – 6

HISTORY – 2015: Daily ANswer Writing Challenge – 6 Archives 1)  “The continuity of the Indus Civilization into later ages was not confined to the religious and spiritual fields alone.” Analyse the statement. 1997 60M 2) Discuss salient features of the indus Valley Civilization. Mention important places from where relics of civilization have been recovered …

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 4

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 4 Archives Indus Valley Civilization: Origin, date, extent, characteristics, decline, survival and significance, art and architecture. Answer in about 300 words: 1. Give an appraisal of town planning of the Indus cities and evaluate the various reasons for their decline. 2. Discuss the trade, cultural contacts and the extents of …

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 3

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 3 Archives Pre-history and Proto-history: Geographical factors ; hunting and gathering (paleolithic and mesolithic) ; Beginning of agriculture (neolithic and chalcolithic). Pre& proto history, megalithic cultures 1) Describe the distinguishing features of important archaeological cultures-of the Indian subcontinent datable between c. 2000 B.C. and c. 500 B.C. 2) Ancient Indians …

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 1

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 1 Archives 04 September 2015 Sources: Archaeological sources:Exploration, excavation, epigraphy numismatics, monuments. Literary sources: Indigenous:Primary and secondary ; poetry, scientific literature, literature , literature in regional languages, religious literature. Foreign accounts: Greek, Chinese and Arab writers. sources Answer in 300 words: 1) Determine- the veracity of Megasthenes’ descriptions of Indian …