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TLP HISTORY [DAY 43]
TOPIC : GUPTAS,VAKATAKAS AND VARDHANAS & REGIONAL STATES DURING GUPTA ERA
EDUCATION,LITERATURE,ART & ARCHITECTUREE :
Q.1) How did Indian culture spread in the South-east Asiatic countries during the Gupta Age? [20m,400w ]
Q.2) Highlight the achievements of the Gupta period in the field of literature, science and technology. [25m,450w ]
Q.3) Give an account of the Society in Northern and Central India since the death of Harsha to the Muslim conquest of North India. [25m,450w ]
Q.4) “Harshvardhan was himself great, but he has been made greater by Ban and Yuan Chiang.” Critically examine the statement. [20m,400w ]
POLITY & ADMINISTRATION OF REGIONAL STATES DURING GUPTA ERA :
Q.5) Give an account of the struggle for supremacy in South India between the Chalukyas of Badami and the Pallavas. [25m,450w ]
Q.6) “The inferior cavalry of the Rajputs was not the only cause of their defeat at the hands of Turko- Afghans and Mughal.” Comment. [25m,450w ]
Q.7) Did the triangular conflict between the Rashtrakutas, Gujara Pratiharas and Palas create a political vacuum in northern India which facilitated the invasions of Mahmud of Ghazni? [25m,450w ]
Q.8) How could the local self-government under the Cholas adjust with their centralized administration structure? [ 10m,200w ]
Q.9) Give an account of the rise of the Chalukyas of Vatapi and their struggle with other rulers. Write a note on their patronage of arts. [25m,450 w]
MAP WORK : ANCIENT CAPITALS
- Begram and Mathura : Summer and winter capitals respectively of the Kushan Empire
- Amaravati and Pratishth?napura: Capitals of Satavahana Empire
- Kannauj : Capital of Harshavardhana’s short lived kingdom; also of Pratiharas.
- Manyakheta, Avanti : Capitals of Rashtrakuta Dynasty and Pratihara Empire respectively.
- Gadhipur: centre of administration of the Gupta dynasty. Capital under Jamwal kings Gaadhi and Vishwamitra.
- Puhar : Capital of Early Cholas.
- Madurai : Capital of Pandyas
- Gau?a : Capital of Pala dynasty along with Pataliputra
- Sigal: First capital of the Sakas 70bce-400
- Taxila : Second capital of the Sakas 70bce-400
- Mathura : Third capital of the Sakas 70bce-400
- Sagala : Capital of the Indo-Greeks
- Bhinmal : Capital of Gurjara Emoire
- Jaunpur : Capital of Sharq? dynasty (1394–1479).
- Pataliputra :Capital of Maurya Empire
- Delhi : The current capital of India is the seat of Delhi Sultanate.
- Daulatabad : In 1327, Tughlaq dynasty, abandoned due to lack of water.
- Ghor : Capital of Ghurid Sultanate
- Badaun : Capital of Iltutmish empire.
- Vijayanagara : Capital of Vijayanagara Empire under Akbar’s reign, from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water.
- Kanchipuram :Capital of Pallavas
- Thanjavur : Capital of Cholas
- Allahabad : The city was a provincial capital in the Mughal Empire and was the headquarters of Jahangir from 1599 to 1604.
- Murshidabad : In 1704, nawab Murshid Quli Khan changed the seat of government from Dhaka to Murshidabad, renaming it after himself.
- Pune : In 1730, Pune became the seat of the Peshwa of Maratha Empire.
- Munger : Mir Qasim Ali, the Nawab of Bengal (from 1760 to 1764). In 1763, Quasim shifted his capital from Murshidabad to Munger.
- Patna : Sher Shah Suri’s capital for brief period of 5 years.