Gauhati University Question Papers: HISTORY (General) [History of Assam (1228-1826 Ad)] (May-June’ 2016)

Gauhati University Question Papers
HISTORY (May-June’ 2016)
[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 are the Ahoms?
b)         Who is the author of the book, A History of Assam?
c)          Who was the founder of the Koch kingdom in Assam?
d)         Who founded the Kamata kingdom?
e)         Name the Ahom king who created the post of Marangi Khowa Gohain.
f)          Who was the first Barphukan of the Ahoms?
g)         When was the Treaty of Ghilajharighat signed?
h)         What was the main economic activity of the people of Assam under the Ahom rule?
i)           During the reign of which Ahom king was the ‘Joidol’ constructed?
j)           Who composed the Namghosha?
2. Answer the following questions in brief:                                          2x5=10
a)         Mention two archaeological sources of medieval Assam history.
b)         Mention two effects of the Moamaria Uprising.
c)          Who were the two Burmese Generals that invaded the Ahom kingdom?
d)         Write any two effects of the Vaishhnavite Movement on the society of Assam.
e)         Write the name of two renowned historians of Assam.
3. Write short notes on any four of the following:                             5x4=20
a)         Sukapha’s relations with the Morans and the Barahis.
b)         Momai Tamuli Barbarua.
c)          Bara Bhuyans.
d)         Bar-Raja Phuleswari.
e)         Coronation ceremony of the Ahoms.
f)          Frontier administrative officers during the Ahom rule.
4. Write the answer of any four of the following questions:                         10x4=40
a)         Give an account of Ahom-Koch relations.
b)         Describe the reign of Ahom king Sudangpha alias Bamuni Konwar.
c)          Discuss the importance of the reign of Ahom king Susengpha allian Pratap Singha.
d)         Briefly discuss the reign of Narnarayan. Why is his reign important in the history of Assam?
e)         Review the reign of Swargadev Rajeswar Singhha.
f)          Discuss the causes and consequences of the first Moamaria Uprising in Assam.
g)         Analyze the causes of the decline and downfall of the Ahom rule in Assam.
h)         Give an account of the society and economy in medieval Assam.


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