Wednesday, April 18, 2018

BA 2nd Semester Question Papers: Early and Medieval Assam up to 1826 (May' 2017)

2017 (May)
Course: 201
(Early and Medieval Assam up to 1826)
Full marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32/24
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. (a) Answer the following questions in 1 word or in 1 sentence each:                                   1x8=8
a)      Who was the ambassador sent by Bhaskarvarman to form an alliance with Harshavardhana?
b)      When was Kamarupa invaded by Muhammad-bin-Bakhtiar Khalji?
c)       What is the meaning of the word ‘Bhuiyan’?
d)      Name the European traveler who visited Koch-Behar during the reign of Naranarayan.
e)      Who created the office of the Marangi Khowa Gohain?
f)       Name the treaty signed between Mirjumla and the Ahoms.
g)      Who composed Chakaripheti Burangi?
h)      Who was Aniruddhadeva?
(b) Write short notes on any three of the following:                                    4x3=12
a)      Dharmapala.
b)      Durlabhanarayan.
c)       Mulagabharu.
d)      Rudra Singh’s proposed invasion of Bengal.
e)      Posa system.

2. Make an estimate of the character and achievements of Mahabhutivarman.                  12

Discuss the importance of the reign of Sri Harshadeva in the history of Ancient Assam.                   12
3. Discuss the political condition of the Brahmaputra Valley at the time of the advent of the Ahoms.                        12
Narrate the circumstances leading to the downfall of the Kamata kingdom in 1498.                          12
4. Describe how Chutiya kingdom was occupied by the Ahoms during the reign of Suhungmung? What steps were taken by him to consolidate it?                     6+6=12
Why was the Koch kingdom partitioned? Describe its consequences.                      6+6=12
5. Discuss the causes and consequences of Ram Singh’s invasion of Assam.                          12
Discuss the main events during the reign of Gadadhar Singha.                                    12
6. Discuss the causes of the first Moamariya rebellion which occurred during the reign of Lakshmi Singha.             12
Prepare a note on the Paik system of the Ahoms.                                            12

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