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Gauhati University Question Papers: HISTORY (General) [History of Assam (1228-1826 Ad)] (May-June’ 2017)

Gauhati University Question Papers
HISTORY (May-June’ 2017)
[History of Assam (1228-1826 Ad)]
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 one sentence:                         1x10=10

a)         Where was the first capital of the Ahom?
b)         Which Ahom king was known as ‘Bamuni Konwar’?
c)          Name the Ahom king who created the post of Barpatra Gohain.
d)         Name the Ahom king during whose reign the ‘Rang-ghar’ was built.
e)         During the reign of which Ahom king did Mirjumla’s invasion of Assam take place?
f)          Who was the founder of the Koch kingdom?
g)         Who was the author of the book, Tunkhungia Buranji?
h)         Who wrote the book, Fatiyah-i-ibriyah?
i)           Who was Parvatiya Gossain?
j)           Name the Ahom king during whose rule the First Moamaria Rebellion took place.
2. Answer the following questions in brief:                                          2x5=10
a)         Name the Ahom ruler who was known as ‘Dihingia Raja’. Why did he assume the title ‘Swarganarayan’?
b)         Write any two provisions of the Treaty of Ghilajharighat.
c)          In which year and by whom was the book, Hastividyarnab written?
d)         Name the two English officials who accompanied Captain Welsh during his visit to Assam.
e)         What are the two premier institutions of Neo-Vaishnavite religion of Assam?
3. Write short notes on any four of the following:                             5x4=20
a)         Dharmanarayan.
b)         Kirtichandra Barbarua.
c)          Significance of the ‘Battle of Saraighat’.
d)         Results and impact of Burmese invasion in Assam.
e)         Treaty of Yandaboo (1826 AD)
f)          Paik system and Got.
4. Answer any four of the following questions:                                  10x4=40
a)         Who were the Ahoms? How did Sukapha establish an Ahom kingdom in the Brahmaputra Valley?
b)         Discuss the reign of Suhungmung (1497-1539 AD).
c)          Describe the achievements of Ahom king Rudra Singha.
d)         Discuss the causes and consequences of the Ahom –Mughal conflicts.
e)         Write about the main features of the Ahom administration.
f)          Critically discuss about the reign of Siva Singha.
g)         Give an account of the condition of women in medieval Assam.
h)         Briefly discuss the contribution of Srimanta Sankardeva towards Assamese literature and society.


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