Gauhati University Question Papers: HISTORY (General) (May-June’ 2013)

Gauhati University Question Papers
HISTORY (May-June’ 2013)
Full Marks: 80
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Answer either in English or Assamese
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer the following questions in one word or in a sentence:                                               1x10=10

a)         Which kingdom was established by Sukapha in Assam?
b)         Who was the Ahom king to create the post of Barpatra Gohain?
c)          Who preached Neo-Vaishnavism in Assam?
d)         When was the Treaty of Ghilajharighat signed?
e)         Who was the Ahom king during the time of the Battle of Saraighat?
f)          During whose reign the Sivadol was constructed?
g)         Who was the Ahom ruler when the First Memories Uprising took place?
h)         When was the Treaty of Yandaboo signed?
i)           What was the main economic activity of the people of Assam under the Ahom rule?
j)           Under the reign of which Ahom king Hinduism for the first time entered the Ahom royal family?
2. Answer the following questions in brief:                                          2x5=10
a)         Mention two main sources for the study of medieval Assam.
b)         From where did the Ahoms come and where did they establish their first capital in Assam?
c)          Which Mughal emperor sent Mirjumla to invade Assam? In which year did Mirjumla arrive?
d)         Between whom did the Battle of Saraighat take place?
e)         Mention two effects of the Moamoria Uprising in Assam.
3. Write notes on any four of the following:                                         5x4=20
a)         Mulagabharu.
b)         Paik System.
c)          Srimanta Sankardeva.
d)         Jaymati.
e)         Chilarai.
f)          Sudangpha.
4. Answer any four of the following:                                       10x4=40
a)         How did Sukapha establish a kingdom in the Brahmaputra Valley?
b)         Give an account of the reign of the Koch king Nara Narayan.
c)          Give an account of the kingdom of Kamrup-Kamata.
d)         Give an account of the Ahom-Mughal conflict during the reign of Pratap Singha.
e)         Why did Mirjumla invade Assam? What were its results?
f)          Describe the importance of the reign of Rudra Singha (1696-1714 AD)
g)         Describe the circumstances that led to the first Burmese invasion of Assam (1817 AD)
h)         Discuss the salient features of the society in medieval Assam.


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