Q1. Review critically the evolution of different schools of art in the Indian subcontinent between the second century BC and third century CE and evaluate the socio-religious factors responsible for it. (20 Marks)
Q2. Examine India’s role in silk trade through central Asia. (20 Marks)
Q.3) How do recent archaeological findings and Sangam literary texts enlighten us about the early State and society in south India? (20 Marks)
Q4. Examine the role of guilds in the economic life of ancient India. (20 Marks)
Q.5) Examine the significance of the deities depicted on coins of the Kushanas.
Q.6) 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.