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Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - History Major 2 (May' 2015)

Course: 402
[History of India (From 1200-1750 AD)]
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. (a) Answer the following questions in one word or in one sentence: 1x8=8
  1. Who is known ‘Lakh Baksh’ among the emperors of Delhi Sultanate?
  2. Which foreign traveler came to India during the reign of Muhammad bin Tughlaq?
  3. When was the ‘Battle of Talikota’ fought?
  4. Name the autobiography of Babur.
  5. Who was the head of a ‘Sarkar’ under the administration of Sher Shah?
  6. Which Mughal emperor is credited with prohibiting ‘Sati’?
  7. Who was a ‘Diwan’?
  8. When was Guru Nanak Dev born?
(b) Write short notes on any three of the following: 4x3=12
  1. Introduction of Token Currency by Muhammad bin Tughlaq.
  2. Cultural Achievement of Vijayanagar Rulers.
  3. Rajput Policy of Akbar.
  4. Chauth and Sardeshmukhi.
  5. Bhakti Movement.
2. Would you consider Iltutmish as the real founder of Delhi Sultanate? Give reasons. 12
Give an assessment of the rule of Ala-ud-din Khilji. What is his place among the Sultans of Delhi? 6+6=12
3. Given an estimate of the services of Mahmud Gawan to the Bahmani kingdom. Throw light on the causes of his downfall. 6+6=12
Write an essay on the administration during the Sultanate period. 12
4. Give a brief account of the First Battle of Panipat. Examine its significance and discuss the causes of the success of Babur. 12
“Shah Jahan’s reign was the ‘Golden Age’ of the Mughal Empire.” Comment. 12
5. Trace the rise of the Maratha power under Shivaji. 12
Explain the religious and social conditions of the people during the Mughal rule in India.
6. Analyze the main features of Sufism. Discuss its influence on Indian Society. 12
Bring out the salient features of Mughal architecture. 12

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