Thursday, April 19, 2018

BA 4th Semester Question Papers: History of India (Earliest Time to 1200 AD) [May' 2017]

2017 (May)
Course: 401
[History of India (Earliest Time to 1200 AD)]
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 as directed in 1 word or in 1 sentence each:                        1x8=8
a)      Name one of the archaeologists who were involved in the excavation of Indus Valley remains.
b)      Which is the oldest of the four Vedas?
c)       Which Buddhist text mentions about the Sixteen Mahajanapadas?
d)      Name the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.
e)      Who was the last ruler of the Mauryan?
f)       Name a Sanskrit drama composed by Kalidasa.
g)      During whose reign the Gandhara school of Art flourished?
h)      Who was the founder of Satavahana dynasty?
2. Write short notes on any three of the following:                          4x3=12
a)      Causes of the decline of the Indus Civilization.
b)      Main teachings of Mahavira.
c)       Welfare activities of Asoka.
d)      Menander.
e)      Pallava Art.

3. Narrate the main features of the Indus Civilization.                     12
Describe the social and religious condition of the Rig-Vedic period.           12
4. Trace the circumstances that led to the rise of Buddhism in North India.                            12
Examine the background of the Mauryan state formation.
5. Narrate the causes of the decline of the Mauryan.                      12
Describe the major achievements of Pushyamitra Sunga.                             12
6. Make an estimate of Kanishka.                             12
Explain how far the Gupta period was a golden age in Ancient Indian History.                      12
7. Discuss the society and culture of the Sangam Age in South India.                        12
Review the Chola system of administration.                        12