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87301. Who recaptured Jhansi for die British?

Answer: Sir Hugh Rose.

87302. In which language did Shankaradeva, a Bhakti Saint, propagate his views?

Answer: Assamese.

87303. Why did Ashoka exempt the village of Lumbini from 'Bali' (tribute paid to the king)?

Answer: Because this was the birthplace of Gautama Buddha.

87304. After Nadir Shah's death, which of his generals established his authority in Afghanistan?

Answer: Ahmad Shah Abdali.

87305. What is common to the following: Kumarasambhava, Ritusamhara, Raghuvamsham and Meghdootam?

Answer: They are all works of Kalidasa.

87306. The English obtained the royal Farman from the Nawabs of Bengal in 1717. There was one privilege in the Farman that was to prove an irritant. What was the privilege?

Answer: The freedom to export and import goods in Bengal without paying customs duties.

87307. Who popularised the Young India Journal?

Answer: Mahatma Gandhi.

87308. When did the first invasion of Mahmud of Ghazni take place?

Answer: 1000 A.D.

87309. Who was the ruler of Malwa, who was defeated by the Mughal forces?

Answer: Baz Bahadur. He was a master musician and an accomplished poet. There were also stories of his romance with the beautiful and talented Roopmati.

87310. What is the Milinda Panha?

Answer: It is a book, which records the conversation between Nagarjuna and Menander. Milinda Panha literally means Questions by Milinda.

87311. What was the most important public place in Mohenjodaro?

Answer: It was the Great Bath. It was probably used for ritual bathing.

87312. Which was the capital of the kingdom of Magadha before Pataliputra?

Answer: Girivraja. Also called Rajagriha or Rajgir.

87313. Aurangzeb was the son of

Answer: Shahjehan

87314. Who were the Siddhis?

Answer: They were people of Abyssinian descent who were put in charge of important forts like Raigarh, Dabhol and Ratnagiri by Aurangzeb. They were a maritime power and constant source of problems for the Marathas.

87315. Which empire rose on the remains of the Kushan Empire?

Answer: The Gupta Empire.

87316. Over which kingdom did Ahalyabai rule?

Answer: Indore.

87317. What were the European Factories that are referred to in Indian history?

Answer: Factories were nothing but fortified trading stations established by the European powers in India.

87318. By which name was Ramtanu Mishra known?

Answer: Tansen. He was earlier in the employment of the Raja of Rewah.

87319. At the time of independence, the number of princely states in India were

Answer: 552

87320. With which modern township would you identify the ancient port of Suppara (also known as Surparaka)?

Answer: Nala Sopara an extended suburb of modern Mumbai.

87321. Who or what were the Huns?

Answer: They were a race of fierce, warlike people, whose original home was in the steppes of Central Asia. They spread terror and destruction both in the West (i.e. the Roman Empire) and India.

87322. From whom did some sections of the Hindus adopt the concept of the purdah?

Answer: The Turks.

87323. After whom have the rock-cut temples at Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu been named?

Answer: The five Pandavas and Draupadi.

87324. What was the Rajasuya sacrifice (yajna)?

Answer: It was the yajna to mark the royal consecration. It included offerings to the gods in the houses of officials and a formal abhisheka by the priest. Other popular rites that followed were a cow-raid and a game of dice in which the king was made the Victor.

87325. From which language is the word 'Sindoora' (vermilion) derived?

Answer: Chinese. (From the Chinese word Tsin-sung.)

87326. Rani padmini was

Answer: Queen of Rana Ratna simha,the king of Chittoor

87327. The Indian social reformer who fought for the abolition of Sati was

Answer: Rajaram Mohan Roy

87328. Who wrote 'Hitopadesha'?

Answer: Narayana Bhatta. Hitopadesha is a collection of stories, most of which were drawn from the Panchatantram of Vishnu Sharma.

87329. Mahmud Ghazni was the son of

Answer: Sabaktageen

87330. The Mughal forces defeated a Rajput ruler at the pass of Haldighat. Which ruler are we talking about?

Answer: Rana Pratap.

87331. He was the Principal of die Sanskrit College in Calcutta and opened its gates to non-Brahmin students. He was a great proponent of widow-remarriages and the first lawful Hindu widow remarriage among the upper castes was celebrated under his supervision. Who was he?

Answer: Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.

87332. Swaraj is my birthright! was said by

Answer: Bal Gangadhar Tilak

87333. Why is the term "Slave dynasty" an inaccurate term?

Answer: Only three sultans (Qutbuddin Aibak, Iltutmish and Balban) were slaves, and later even they were released from slavery by their masters. They were slaves, but only in the early part of their lives.

87334. What did Akbar divide his empire into?

Answer: Suba. Each Suba was under a governor called Subedar.

87335. Why did all the Congress ministers resign in 1939?

Answer: The working committee of the Congress asked the British Government to state whether their war aims included the elimination of imperialism and the treatment of India as a free nation. The British did not give a satisfactory reply. Hence they all resigned.

87336. Over which areas did the Shatavahana dynasty rule?

Answer: The Deccan and Central India.

87337. What was the name the Greeks used to refer to Ambhi?

Answer: Omphis.

87338. Who founded the "Mirat-ul-Akbhar", the first Journal in Persian and the "Banga-Dutta" a weekly in four Languages?

Answer: Raja Ram Mohan Roy.

87339. The Hindu kingdom of Champa flourished outside the present boundaries of India. Where would the kingdom be located in today's context?

Answer: Vietnam. During this period, the country was considered a great centre of Vedic education.
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