Gauhati University Question Papers: HISTORY (General) [History of Assam (1228-1826 Ad)] (May-June’ 2015)

Gauhati University Question Papers
HISTORY (May-June’ 2015)
[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)         Who was the founder of the Ahom dynasty in Assam?
b)         Which deity was worshipped by the Ahoms/
c)          Who was the Ahom king to create the post of Sadiya-Khowa Gohain?
d)         Who was the preacher of Neo-Vaishnavism in Assam?
e)         What was the original name of the Koch king Nara Narayan?
f)          Who was the Ahom General during the Battle of Saraighat?
g)         To which post was Momai Tamuli appointed?
h)         Gadadhar Singha belonged to which royal family of the Ahoms?
i)           Kareng-ghar was built during the reign of which Ahom king?
j)           Who was the Ahom ruler when the First Moamoria Uprising took place?
2. Answer the following questions (in one or two sentences):                                    2x5=10
a)         Mention two monuments built in medieval Assam.
b)         From where did the Ahoms come from and where did they establish their first capital in Assam?
c)          Who was the husbands of Mula Gabharu and with whom did she fight?
d)         Between whom was the Battle of Saraight fought?
e)         Mention two provisions of the Treaty of Yandaboo (1826 AD).
3. Write notes on any four of the following:                                         5x4=20
a)         Lachit Barphukan.
b)         Paik System.
c)          Madhav Dev.
d)         Treaty of Ghilajhari Ghat, 1663 AD.
e)         Agricultural products during medieval Assam.
f)          Sports during the Ahom period.
4. Answer any four of the following questions:                                  10x4=40
a)         Describe how Sukapha established a kingdom in the Brahmaputra Valley.
b)         Who were the Koches? Describe briefly the reign of the founder of the Koch kingdom Biswa Singha.
c)          Describe how the Chutiya kingdom was conquered by the Ahoms during the reign of king Suhungmung.
d)         Describe the character and other welfare works of Pratap Singha (1603-1614 AD)
e)         Describe the importance of the reign of Rudra Singha (1696-1714 AD)
f)          Describe the causes of the first Burmese invasion of Assam.
g)         Write an account of the social condition of the Ahom period.


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