Thursday, April 19, 2018

BA 4th Semester Question Papers: History of India from Earliest times to 1526 (May' 2017)

2017 (May)
Course: 401
(History of India from Earliest times to 1526)
Full marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32/24
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer the following questions in one word or in one sentence:                                         1x8=8
a)      Who was the author of Arthasastra?
b)      In which city of Harappan Civilization ‘the Great Bath’ was discovered?
c)       Which Maurya emperor took the title ‘Devanam-Priya’?
d)      Who was the founder of Sunga dynasty?
e)      During whose reign Hiuen Tsang came to India?
f)       In which year was the Second Battle of Tarain fought?
g)      Who was the first woman ruler to ascend the throne of Delhi?
h)      Who was the last king of the Bahmani dynasty?
2. Write short notes on (any three):                                        4x3=12
a)      Accounts of Megasthenes.
b)      Mahajanapadas.
c)       Pushyamitra Sunga.
d)      The First Battle of Tarain.
e)      Main teachings of Sufism.
3. Explain the causes of the decline of the Harappan Civilization.                                                12

Narrate the social condition of the Rig-Vedic period.                                       12
4. What was Asoka’s ‘Dhamma’? Give a brief account of the measures taken by Asoka to propagate his religion.               12
Discuss the Mauryan system of administration.                 12
5. Describe the rule of Kanishka.                               12
Assess the achievements of Samudragupta as an administrator.                                12
6. Discuss the contributions of the Pallavas to the South Indian culture.                  12
Give an account of invasions of Sultan Mahmud.                               12
7. Prepare a note on the rise and fall of Vijayanagar Kingdom.                    12
Describe the causes of the downfall to Delhi Sultanate.                                 12