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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - History General (May' 2014)

2014
(May)
HISTORY
(General)
Course: 401
(History of India from Earliest Time to 1526)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Answer the following questions in 1 word or in 1 sentence: 1x8=8
  1. Who was the author of the book, Indica?
  2. Where was the Third Buddhist Council held?
  3. What is the meaning of the word Satavahana?
  4. Why Skandagupta was called the ‘saviour of Indian people’?
  5. Which Pallava ruler constructed the Ratha Temples at Mahabalipuram?
  6. Which Chola ruler took the title ‘Gangaikonda’?
  7. Who was the first woman to sit on the throne of the Delhi Sultanate?
  8. Who was the popular religious reformer of the Bhakti Movement in Bengal?
2. Write short notes on (any three): 4x3=12
  1. Rajatarangini.
  2. Pataliputra.
  3. Pushyamitra Shunga.
  4. Rajendra Chola.
  5. Guru Nanak.
3. Discuss briefly on the town-planning system of the Harappan Civilization. 12
Or
Describe the political and social conditions of the Aryans in the later Vedic age.
4. Mention the names of four Mahajanapadas of India in the 6th century BC. What are the different explanations offered by historians for the growth of Magadhan power? 4+8=12
Or
Discuss briefly about the administrative system of the Mauryas. 12
5. Give a brief account of the rise of Satavahana power under Goutamiputra Satakarni. 12
Or
Who were the Indo-Greeks? Assess the contributions made by them towards the Indian society and culture.  4+8=12
6. Write the history of the rise and fall of the Rashtrakutas. 12
Or
Give an account of Muhammad Ghori’s invasion of India. Explain the causes of the failure of Rajputs. 6+6
7. Make an estimate of Muhammad bin Tughlaq as an administrator. 12
Or
Give an idea of the religious life of the people of the Sultanate period. 12