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Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:HISTORY (Major) [History of India (Earliest Times to 1200 AD)]' (May)-2015

Course: 401
[History of India (Earliest Times to 1200 AD)]
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
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:
a)      Which of the Aryan deities was called Purandar?
b)      In which place Buddha was born?
c)       How many Mahajanapadas were there in Ancient India?
d)      Who wrote Arthasastra?
e)      Who assumed the title, Devanama Priya?
f)        Who is called the ‘Napoleon of India’?
g)      During whose reign Hiuen Tsang came to India?
h)      Who was the first historical ruler of the Chola dynasty?
2. Write short notes on any three of the following:                          4x3=12
a)      Town Planning Drainage System of Harappan Civilization.
b)      Mahavira.
c)       Pushyamitra Sunga.
d)      Account of Fa-Hien.
e)      Gautamiputra Satakarni.
3. Write a briefly the main features of the Indus Valley Civilization.                           12
    Write a note on the social and economic conditions of the people in the Rig-Vedic period.
4. Discuss the background of the rise of Buddhism. Briefly write its major teachings.                        12
    Trace the growth of Maurya dynasty till the coming of Asoka.
5. Discuss the religious policy of Asoka. What measures did he adopt for the spread of his Dharma?         8+4=12
    Discuss the causes of the decline of Mauryas.
6. Who was Kanishka? Give an account of his achievements.                       4+8=12
    Do you regard the Gupta period as a golden period of Indian history? Give reasons.                    12
7. Discuss about the society and culture of South India as reflected in Sangam literature.                               12
    Give a brief account of the Chola system of administration.


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