Q-1. How did cave architecture develop in different parts of India, from cave shelters to the monolithic temple at Ellora? 200 words
Q-2. Discuss different interpretations of historians about the nature of Asoka’s ‘Dhamma’. Did his principle of `Dhamma-vijaya’ render the Mauryan Empire militaristically weak?20M
Q-3. How do recent archaeological findings and Sangam literary texts enlighten us about the early state and society in South India? 30M
Q-4. How justified are we in characterizing the post-Mauryan five centuries as the, Dark Period? of Indian History? Give reasons in support of your answer. 30M
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