Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - History General (May' 2013)

Course: 401
(History of India from Earliest Times 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. What is the meaning of the word Mohenjo-Daro?
  2. Who was the author of Arthasastra?
  3. Who was the founder of Sunga Dynasty?
  4. Who was the most powerful king of the Satavahanas?
  5. Name the Chola king who had undertaken military expedition to Java and Sumatra.
  6. In which year the Second Battle of Tarain was fought?
  7. Name the Italian traveler who came to Vijayanagar kingdom.
  8. Who was the founder of Sikhism?
2. Write short notes on (any three): 4x3=12
  1. The Great Bath.
  2. Municipal Administration of the Mauryas.
  3. Sangam Literature.
  4. Chalukya king Pulakesin II.
  5. Sultana Raziya.
3. Review the importance of literary sources for the writing of Ancient Indian History. 12
Describe the political organization and economic life of the Aryan in the Rig-Veda period.
4. Discuss the causes and consequences of Alexander’s invasion of India. 12
Assess the place of Ashoka in the history of India. 12
5. How and when did the Kushanas come to India? Describe briefly the reign of Kushana king Kanishka.     4+8=12
Make an estimate of Samudragupta as a conqueror and as an administrator. 12
6. Discuss the contributions of the Pallavas to the literature, religion and art. 12
Give a brief account of Sultan Mahmud’s invasions to India.
7. Analyze briefly the salient features of the administrative system of Ala-ud-din Khilji. 12
Discuss the political and cultural achievements of Vijayanagar kingdom.