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Question Alexander invaded India in The Mauryan Empire was established in The First Mughal Emperor of India was Taj Mahal was built by Lala Lajpat Rai was also known as Chandragupta II was also known as The city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by The Red Fort in Delhi was built by Battle of Panipat was faught in The first President of India was "Swaraj is my birthright!" was said by The capital of Mysore during the rule of Tipu Sultan was Battle of Plassey was fought in The first Governor-General of Bengal under the East India Company was Ashoka was born in Permanent settlement in Bengal was introduced by The last Governor-General of India was The first session of the Indian National Congress was held at Quit India Movement started in the year Sir Thomas Roe,English Ambassador, visited India during the reign of In the battle of Plassey, Lord Clive defeated The city of Calcutta was founded in The capital of king Vikramaditya's kingdom was The first Viceroy of India was The name of the famous horse of Rana Pratap was The Grand Trunk road was built during the reign of Tipu Sultan was born in Home Rule Movement was started by Shivaji was crowned in East India Company was established in the year The capital city of ancient India was The first woman ruler in India was The capital of the Mauryan was The construction of Qutb Minar in Delhi was completed by Din-i-Ilahi was founded by Rabindranath tagore was born in The most famous king of Vijayanagar Empire was Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan was also known as Samudra Gupta is popularly known as The first Tamil hero who fought against the British was Akbar's tomb is situated at Gautama Buddha was the son of Shivaji's mother was Gandhiji's mother was

Answer 326 BC 322 BC Babur Shahjahan Lion of Punjab Vikramaditya Akbar Shahjahan 1761 AD Dr.Rajendra Prasad Bal Gangadhar Tilak Srirangapatnam 1757 AD Warren Hastings 269 BC Lord Cornwallis C.Raja Gopalachari Bombay (Mumbai) 1942 AD Jahangir Siraj-ud-Daula 1690 AD Ujjain Lord Canning Chetak Shersa Suri 1750 AD Annie Besant 1664 AD 1600 AD Indraprastha Razia Begum Patliputra Ala-ud-din Akbar 1861 AD Krishnadevaraya Frontier Gandhi Napolean of India Veerapandya Sikandrabad Shuddhodan Jeejabai Puthali Bai

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The political teacher of shivaji was Timur invaded India in the year Mahmud Ghazni was the son of The city of Ahmedabad was established by Rani padmini was The real name of Babar was The meaning of the word "Babar" is Vijayasthamba is located at Timur was the ruler of The Indian social reformer who fought for the abolition of Sati was

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55 The first British Governor General of free India was 56 Dadabhai Naoroji was associated with the theory of 57 The kingdom of South India well known for its Naval power was 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 Aligarh Muslim University was founded by The first Indian ruler who prohibited Sati was The Mughal ruler who was to recruit Rajput nobles in his The reforms announced by the British Govt.in 1909 are known as The architect who designed the capital City of New Delhi was At the time of independence, the number of princely states in India The Indian Prime Minister known as "Man of Peace" was The Indian king who fought the last Anglo-Mysore War against the English was Kohinoor Diamond was taken away by The full name of Shahjehan was The Bardoli satyagraha was started by The founder of Arya Samaj was The Governor General who abolished Sati was Bihar was earlier known as Agra was earlier known as "Harsha Charit" was written by Chandragupta Maurya spent the last days of his life at Jalianwala Bagh Massacre took place at Vijayanagar kingdom was situated on the banks of river In 1498,the sea route to india was discovered by King Bhoja was from the which dynasty The period 1206 Ad to 1526 AD is known as Agra city was founded by Vijaynagar Empire was founded by The Vijayanagar kings fought frequent wars with the The last king of the Vijayanagar empire was Shankaracharya was associated with which movement Ramanuja preached the philosophy of The followers of Ramanuja are known as Kabir was the disciple of

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The founder of Sikh religion was Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodhi in the year Babar died in the year Humayun was defeated by Humayun died at the age of Akbar was crowned in the year In the second battle of Panipat, Akbar defeated Akbar died in the year The original name of Nurjahan was Jehangir was known for his Jehangir died in the year Aurangzeb was the son of Aurangzeb died in the year The first Guru of the sikhs was The tenth Guru of the sikhs was Amritsar was founded by The Golden Temple was built by The Akal Takht was built by Guru Gobind Singh was born in The `Khalsa' at Anandpur Sahib was founded by Maharaja Ranjit Singh was born in Bahadur Shah Zafar died in the year Shivaji died at age of In tne year 1798,who was appointed as the Governor-General Wellesley started the policy of Dalhousie became the Governor-General in The first war of Indian Independence fought in 1857 is also known as The Lady ruler who participated in the 1857 Revolt was The Indian Association was formed in 1876 at The Indian National Congress was formed in The Rowlatt Act was passed in the year The Jalianwala Bagh Massacre took place in the year The movement launched in 1920 is known as The Simon Commission came to India in the year Chandragupta Maurya was succeeded by Ashoka invaded Kalinga in the year Ashoka died in the year Ashoka ruled for a period of The last king of Maurya dynasty was Chandragupta was succeeded by The Iron Pillar near Qutb Minar was erected by Fahien, a Chinese traveller visited india during the reign of Harshavardhana ascended the throne at the age of Harshavardhana was defeated by The Chinese traveller who visited India during the reign of Akbar was succeeded by Jehangir was succeeded by

Guru Nanak 1526 AD 1530 AD Sher Shah Suri 48 years 1556 AD Himu 1605 Ad Mehrunisa Justice 1627 AD Shahjehan 1707 AD Guru Nanak Dev Guru Gobind Singh Guru Ram Das Guru Arjan Dev Guru Hargobind 1666 AD Guru Gobind Singh 1780 AD 1862 AD 50 years Wellesley Subsidiary Alliance 1848 AD The Sepoy Mutiny Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi Calcutta 1885 AD 1919 AD 1919 AD The Non-Co-operation 1928 AD Bindusara 261 BC 232 BC 40 years Brihadratha Samudragupta Chandragupta II Chandragupta II 16 years Pulakeshin II Hieun Tsang Jehangir Shahjehan

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In ancient times this river was called Shatadru. How do we know it In the Rigveda there is a reference to the "Dasharajna Yuddha". What Who was the ruler of the territory between the Jhelum and the Ravi When Porus surrendered to Alexander, Alexander asked him how he Who was Megasthenes? Who sent Megasthenes as his ambassador to the Mauryan Court? Where did Seleucus Nikator rule? Whom did Chandragupta Maurya defeat to establish his kingdom? Who helped Chandragupta Maurya defeat the Nanda rulers? Of which territories was Ashoka the Viceroy before he became the "Beloved of the gods" and "of amiable appearance". Ashoka used What was unique about the personal bodyguards of the Maurya Who was the last Maurya King? Who overthrew Brihadratha? What was the name of the dynasty that succeeded Mauryan dynasty? From which source have historians got some details of the overthrow The Allahabad Pillar inscription is the most authentic record about the The Hindu kingdom of Champa flourished outside the present What is Theravada in the context of Buddhism? Where is Angkor Vat located? Who constructed Angkor Vat? To whom is Angkor Vat dedicated? Who wrote Uttara-Rama-Charitam? What is the Gandhara art also known as? After whom have the rock-cut temples at Mahabalipuram in Tamil To which dynasty did Gautamiputra Shatakarni belong? Who founded the Shatavahana dynasty? Who wrote the Buddha Charita? To which dynasty did Kanishka belong? On the banks of which river did Harappa lie?

165 Name the trading station of the Indus Valley Civilisation. 166 The 'Sapta Sindhu' was the area of the initial Aryan settlement. To Which is the crime that is most often mentioned in the 167 Rjgveda? 168 What does the word 'Sangam' refer to in Tamil History? 169 Which great Chola Emperor started the tradition of installing epigraphs 170 Nalanda and Vikramshila were very famous in ancient India. What was 171 What were Nalanda, Vikramshila in reality? 172 What does the term Bhagavata relate to? 173 Greek sources refer to him as Sandrocottus (Androcottus). How do we 174 What does the term 'dwija' mean? 175 What was the reason for the importance of Kaveripattanam during the 176 What was the intoxicating drink that was consumed by the Rig Vedic 177 How do we better know "Sakyamuni" (Shakyamuni)? 178 Who was the twenty-fourth and the last Tirthankara of the Jains? 179 On the basis of the Dhamma that Ashoka propagated, what is

Sutlej. It was a battle of 10 Paurava or Porus as "As one King would Megasthenes was the Seleucus Nikator. Babylon. He gradually The Nanda dynasty of Kautilya also called Taksha-Shila and "Devanampiya" and They were women. Brihadratha. Pushyamitra, who was The Shunga dynasty. Bana's Harshacharita Samudra Gupta Vietnam. During this It is a major form of It is located in the Suryavarman II. Vishnu. Bhavabhuti. Indo-Greek. The The five Pandavas and Shatavahanas. The founder of the Ashvaghosha. The Kushana dynasty Ravi. Mohenjodaro was (Indus.) Lothal. The land of the Sindhu Cattle-lifting. It is the literary Rajaraja Chola. These were the centres Buddhist monasteries. CC. Chandragupta Maurya. 'Dwija' describes those It was among the chief Soma. Buddha. Vardhamana Mahavira Shusrusha meant

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What is the literal meaning of Mohenjodaro? What is a Stupa? What were the four sights which Gautam saw, while being driven Who was the chief deity of the Sangam Period? Which Gupta ruler is also known as 'Kavi Raja'? Samudragupta is represented on coins as playing a particular musical What is common to the following: Kumarasambhava, Ritusamhara, What was the name of Harsha's sister? What was the title assumed by Harsha when he ascended the throne? Whom did Harsha succeed? Mahendra, the son of Ashoka, was sent as a Buddhist missionary to a In ancient times, who were the foreigners who were called Yavanas? What was Sumatra called as, in ancient times? Who systematised the rules of Sanskrit grammar (4 Century BC) in the work Ashtadhyayi? One of the chief sources of revenue from villages mentioned in the In the Mauryan times if someone were referring to the Karshapana, Where is Gandhara art found? What were the Jains originally called? In Jainism a small group of people were called Ganadharas. Who were For a while, Bhagavatism and Brahmanism were separate sects. How What is the importance of the Khyber and Bolan passes in Indian Which city in ancient India was famous for its textile industry? What is Stridhana? According to the Arthashastra the Senapati was an important member Jyotisha is one of the Vedangas. What does it deal with? Two popular assemblies used to control the affairs of the Vedic kingdoms. Name them. Who or what are the 'Uttariya' and 'Antariya'? Who built the rock-cut temples at Ellora? In the context of Buddhism, what is Vinaya Pitaka? What is contained in the Sutta Pitaka? Patanjali's Mahabhashya refers to some of the stories about Krishna's With which modern township would you identify the ancient port of What was the basis of barter for common articles during the Vedic In which script were a majority of the Ashoka inscriptions written? What script did Ashoka use in the inscriptions of the Northwest of The Jaina texts were finally compiled in the sixth century A.D. in Who wrote the Arthashastra? Which is a very important source of information for the social, political Who is the author of the Greek work "Indika"? When did the Vikram Samvat begin in India? Over which part of present-day India did the Pala dynasty rule? When did the Shaka era begin in India? Who started the Shaka era? When did the Gupta era begin in India? Over which kingdom did Kharavela rule?

Mound of the dead. It is a kind of tomb An old man, a sick Murugan (Karttikeya) Samudragupta. Veena. They are all works of Rajyashri Shiladitya His elder brother, Sri Lanka The Greeks. The word Suvarnadvipa. Panini. Bhaga: King's share of The Karshapana was a The ruins of TakshaNirgrantha. The close disciples of When Krishna, the The land route Mathura It is the exclusive Commander-in-Chief of Astronomy and Sabha: - Body of the Samiti: - An assembly In ancient India, The Rashtrakuta king, It is the work that deals Sutta Pitaka Balarama. Nala Sopara an Paddy. Brahmi. Brahmi script Kharoshti script. Prakrit. Kautilya. Sangam literature. Megasthenes. This It began in 57 B.C. Bengal. 78A.D. Kanishka of the In 320 A.D., after Kalinga.

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According to Buddhist sources, a dreaded dacoit had a transformation An accomplished and rich dancer gave away her mango-grove to the Why was the Indus Valley Civilisation originally called the Harappan What was the basis of the town planning of the people of the Indus What was the most important public place in Mohenjodaro? What religion did Kharavela patronise? The Greeks called cotton "Sindon". There is a reason behind this name. Karikala Chola founded a famous city. What was it? To which Age does the Indus Valley Civilisation belong? What is the birthplace of Shankaracharya? How many books or Mandalas does the Rig Veda contain? Who introduced chariots drawn by horses into India? Who was born to Siddhartha and Trishala in the year 540 B.C.? According to the Arthashastra, the Purohita was an important member In ancient India handicraftsmen were organised into economic Who wrote Kadambari? At what age did Mahavira abandon the world and become an ascetic? Where and when did Mahavira pass away? Jainism was divided into two sects. Name them. Where was Buddha born? Where did Buddha deliver his first sermon? What was the path to be followed to be free from misery according to Under whose rule did Magadha first attain prominence? Who was the Royal Physician at Bimbisara's court? Which was the capital of the kingdom of Magadha before Pataliputra? Who succeeded Bimbisara to the throne of Magadha? Which dynasty succeeded the dynasty of Bimbisara? Where was Pataliputra situated? What were the reasons behind the refusal of the Greek soldiers to What theme does Vishakhadatta's play, Mudrarakshasa, deal with? Which were the four divisions of the army in ancient India? Why did Ashoka exempt the village of Lumbini from 'Bali' (tribute paid Menander, also known as Milinda, was the most famous of the IndoWho was the Buddhist monk who converted Menander into What is the Milinda Panha? Who issued the first long inscription in chaste Sanskrit? We know of two successive dynasties of the Kushanas. Who founded The Shakas and the Kushanas completely identified themselves with What were the articles of clothing introduced in India by the Shakas How were the foreign elements like Shaka, Pahlava and the Kushanas Buddhism was divided into two sects. What were they? Name the two Buddhist centres located in present day Andhra What was the contribution of the Greeks to Indian theatre techniques? Over which areas did the Shatavahana dynasty rule? Over which area of India did Rashtrakutas rule?

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Who were Gandhikas? What was the Buddhist temple known as? What was a Buddhist monastery known as? What were the main articles of trade of the Southern Kingdoms of the Name two of the epics of the Sangam Age. What was the Uttarapatha? Which empire rose on the remains of the Kushan Empire? Who were Lichchhavis? What are they known for? Who wrote 'Hitopadesha'? Who is regarded as the first important King of the Gupta dynasty? Which Gupta ruler adopted the title 'Vikramaditya'? Who was the Chinese pilgrim who visited India during the time of Who was the first Gupta king to assume the title 'Rajadhiraja"? What was the image on the royal seal of the Guptas? Who was the author of the play 'Mrichchhakatikam'? Which empire rose on the ruins of the empire of the Pallavas of A ruling dynasty at Thanesar, (in modern Haryana), extended its Which city did Harsha make his capital? Who was the Chinese pilgrim who visited India during the time of Who was the ruler of South India who prevented Harsha from What religion did Harsha follow during his early years? 291 Which religious sect did Harsha patronise in his later years? 292 What are the Vedangas?

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The limbs of the Vedas. a) Shiksha (phonetics) b) Kalpa (rituals) c) Vyakarana d) Nirukta (etymology) e) Chhanda (metrics) f) Jyotisha (astronomy) Who was reputed to be the author of the following books: Harsha. In which book would you find the famous Gayatri mantra? Rigveda. In the Rigveda, a daughter is sometimes referred to as 'duhitr'. What is One who milks the Who was the first person to hold that the earth was a sphere and Aryabhata. He also rotated on its axis? ofn. What is the 'Dharmachakrapravartana'? The preaching of the Who was responsible for establishing the order of nuns in Buddhism? Ananda, the personal Who deciphered the Asokan inscriptions? James Prinsep. The word 'Aryan' originates from the Sanskrit word 'Arya'. What was Of good family. What was the complaint of Pliny the elder, against India? He complained that What was the name of the son of King of Takshashila who offered Ambhi. This was the What was the name the Greeks used to refer to Ambhi? Omphis. By which name do we know the ancient city of Prayag? Allahabad. Of the five Siddhantas (Indian astronomical works) two are said to be Romaka Siddhanta and What is the modern name for the ancient city of Purushapura? Peshawar. From which language is the word 'Sindoora' Chinese. (From the Chinese word Tsin-

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Chinese. (From the (vermilion) derived? Chinese word TsinAccording to Chinese sources Kaundinya an Indian Prince, formed a Cambodia. Who was Buddha's personal physician? Jivaka. Jivaka was the Who were the Ajivikas? They were one of the In Vedic times, who was referred to as a 'Grihapati'? The master of the Which common seasoning ingredient of today finds no reference in the Salt. What was the name of the famous tract of land that lay between the Kurukshetra. What was the Rajasuya sacrifice (yajna)? It was the yajna to What was the Vishwajit sacrifice? In the Vishwajit Who succeeded Chandra Gupta I? Samudragupta. According to legend, who succeeded Samudragupta? His son Rama Gupta. Who succeeded Chandra Gupta II? His son Kumara Gupta, Who or what were the Huns? They were a race of Which Gupta ruler successfully defended his empire against the Skanda Gupta. Which Gupta ruler performed the Ashwamedha yajna? Samudra Gupta. Into which group of people were the Huns assimilated by the Indian The Rajputs. Which dynasty claimed its descent from Lakshmana, the brother of The Pratiharas. By the Who invented the decimal place value system? Aryabhata invented the The Cholas extended their territory in South India and also conquered Rajaraja Chola. Which part of India did the Arabs first conquer? Sindh. Mohammed IbnWhat are the four sources of Law according to the law giver, Manu? a. Sruti or the Vedas. b. Smriti (expanded c. Customs of holy men d. One's own By what name was the area of western and northwestern Bengal Gauda. The name was Where in Maharashtra are frescoes that depict the Jataka Stories? At Ajanta, near Ellora What was the language used by the people of the Indus Valley Historians have as yet Which was the animal that was most engraved on Indus Valley The Humpless Bull. What was unique about the ascension to the throne by Gopala, the He was not a Which was the seat of power of the Pallava dynasty? Kanchipuram. The learning. Who was the Chola ruler who crossed the Ganga and defeated the Rajendra Chola. When did the first invasion of Mahmud of Ghazni take 1000 A.D. place? Who was the first Indian ruler defeated by Mahmud of Ghazni? Jayapala of the Where is Ghazni? In modem Afghanistan. Why were temples the main target of Mahmud of Ghazni? They had immense Who was the Arab traveller whose work on India is referred to as a Alberuni. At whose request did Alberuni travel to India? Mahmudof Ghazni. At which battle did Prithviraj Chauhan defeat Mohammed of Ghori? In the first Battle of Which medieval ruler is reputed to be an author of almost 20 books on Raja Bhoja of the Identify the person who was in charge of Mohammad of Ghori's Qutbuddin Aibak. To which deity was the temple of Somnath dedicated? Shiva. Who wrote the Ramayana in Tamil? Kamban. Who was the founder of the Slave dynasty? Qutbuddin Aibak. Why is the term "Slave dynasty" an inaccurate term? Only three sultans Who was the only woman to ascend the throne of Delhi? Razia Sultana.

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Which Persian historian accompanied Alauddin Khalji on his expedition The Choda Ganga dynasty of Orissa was responsible for the Name the king of Mewar who is said to have built thirty two forts How did Rana Kumbha celebrate his victory over Mahmud Khalji of Who helped Humayun save himself after the Battle of Chausa? Over which kingdom did Chand Bibi rule? What articles of trade was the kingdom of Golconda known for? Who founded the city of Hyderabad? Who was the Qutub Minar dedicated to? In which language did Shankaradeva, a Bhakti Saint, propagate his In which language did Surdas sing? Where is the famous Kamakhya temple (Kamakshi)? Which Mughal Emperor adopted the Zoroastrian practice of Navroz? Which were the provinces added by Aurangzeb to the Mughal Empire? Who took care of Shah Jahan when he was kept imprisoned by Who installed a chain of bells outside his palace gate? Why was the chain of bells installed? During the reign of which Mughal Emperor was the peacock throne Which place did Vasco da Gama reach when he found a new route to What were the European Factories that are referred to in Indian Where did the English set up their first factory? Who was the Englishman who succeeded in getting a farman from the What prompted Jahangir to allow the English to set up a factory in What were the reasons why the British wanted to secure Bombay from Which city did Job Charnock establish? Which Saint inspired the Marathas with ideals of social reform and Near which fort, acquired early in his career, did Shivaji build Raigarh? Between 1649 and 1655 Shivaji suspended offensive operations Alauddin Khalji was the nephew and son-in-law of a Delhi Sultan whom One of the more interesting causes for a battle fought in Indian history Why did Muhammad-bin-Tughluq shift his capital from Delhi? Who was the first Afghan to be seated on the throne of Delhi? Which kingdom came into existence during the reign of Muhammad Where is Babur buried? Poems of which Kashmiri poet are the oldest of the ones still available The ruler of Bihar conferred upon the young Farid a title. What was the What was the name assumed by Farid when he ascended the throne? Who were the opponents in the battle fought at Chausa? How did Sher Shah die? Which ruler helped Humayun recover Kandahar and Kabul? Who proclaimed Akbar the Emperor? What words did Saint Ramanuja use to describe the scheduled castes? At what age did Akbar ascend the thorne? How did Humayun die? What was the occupation of Himu (also spelt Hemu) before he rose to Who fought the second battle of Panipat?

Amir Khusrau. The Jagannath temple RanaKumbha He built the Tower of A water carrier helped She ruled over Diamonds and textiles. Mohammad Quli The Sufi saint Assamese. Brij. At Guwahati. Akbar. Bijapur and Golconda. Jahanara, Shah Jahan's Jahangir. This was the "Chain of Shah Jahan. Calicut. Now known as Factories were nothing Surat. Sir Thomas Roe. The British defeated Those controlling Colcutta. Saint Samarth Ramdas. Torna. His father had been Jalaluddin Firuz Khalji. That Allaudin Khalji He shifted his capital to Buhlul Khan Lodi (in Bahmani kingdom. He is buried in Kabul. LallaDidi(LalDed) Sher Khan, for killing a Sher Shah. Humayun and Sher Sher Shah died due to The Ruler of Persia. Bairam Khan in 1556. Tirukulattar (Belonging Thirteen years. Humayun tumbled He was a grocer. Akbar and Himu.

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Who wrote Lilavati, a treatise on Algebra? What title did Himu adopt after he occupied Agra and Delhi by Who did Iltutmish nominate as his successor Himu, in the battle of Panipat, gained initial success against the The Mughal forces defeated a Rajput ruler at the pass of Haldighat. Which work describes the romantic story of the marriage of Sanyogita Marco Polo was a traveller (from Venice) who is very well known for Timur or Tamerlane, a central Asian Turk (and an ancestor of Babur) Name the ruler of the Tughluq dynasty who was well versed in A particular dance form gained prominence during the Vijayanagara Who fought the battle of Talikota? Who won the battle of Talikota? Where was the Battle of Talikota fought? Who were the opponents at the battle of Khanua? What was the name of RanaPratap's horse? Who was the Jesuit missionary who held personal discussions with Akbar? How do we better know Mihr-un-nisa in Indian history? What was the title given to Mihr-un-nisa by Jahangir? Who was the Mughal queen whose name was written on all the After Akbar secured victory in Gujarat he undertook an activity to By which name was Ramtanu Mishra known? Name the Mughal emperor who was an accomplished veena player. The Razmnama in Persian was a compilation by several scholars. Of Name Aurangzeb's daughter who wrote under the pen name Makhi King Charles II of England married the Portuguese princess Catherine From whom did the Portuguese capture Goa? Who was the Portuguese Governor who captured Goa? What was Shivaji's council of ministers known as? Who were the opponents in the battle of Takkolam? How do we better know the Kingdom of Pragjyotishpur? Which dynasties rose on the ruins of the Chola dynasty? Who wrote the Telugu version of the Mahabharata? Who were the "Nayanars" in Tamil Nadu? Who were the "Alvars" in Tamil Nadu? Who fought the second battle of Tarain in 1192 A,D? Before the battle of Tarain, Prithviraj Chauhan appealed for help from What was the capital of the Bahmani kingdom? Who was the Turkish officer who conquered the area of north Bengal? How did Qutbuddin Aibak die?' Who succeeded Qutbuddin Aibak to the throne of Delhi? What did Shivaji say when he got the news of the capture of Kondana? What was the original name of the town Daulatabad? For how long did Razia rule? How do we better know Ulugh Khan in Indian history? What were the ceremonies introduced by Balban, merely to

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During whose rule did the Mongols make the first serious attempt to What is the region of Kamrup known in modern India? Who were the sons of Shah Jahan? During the reign of Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq, where was his son Who was the first sultan of Delhi to pay his soldiers in cash? Which ruler introduced the concept of token currency in India? Harihara and Bukka rebelled against Muhammad Bin Tughlaq and Whom did Shah Jahan choose, in his last will, as his heir apparent? During whose rule did jizyah become a separate tax? During the period of the Delhi Sultanate who was the most important Who was commissioned by Akbar to write the history of his reign? What did India import from China (during the medieval period)? What is Jnaneshwari? From whom did some sections of the Hindus adopt the concept of the Who was the guru of Harihara and Bukka? Who were the first two kings of the Vijayanagara Empire? Who founded the Bahmani Kingdom? What title did Alauddin Hasan adopt at his coronation? Which Bahmani ruler encouraged the study of astronomy and even What was the title of the ruler of Calicut (Kozhikode)? Who were the parents of Sankaracharya? Who wrote Ain-i-Akbari? Who was the Sultan of Malwa who died when he went on board a Which European power declared that trade in pepper, warhorses and From which area have the potato and tobacco been introduced into Who was born in Talwandi in 1469? What form of worship did Chaitanya Mahaprabhu popularise? In which language did Narasimha Mehta (also known as Narsee Mehta) Which language did the Turks introduce into India? Who was Nizammudin Auliya? Which was the language, apart from Persian, used for administrative What was the chief reason for the difference between Hindustani and Babur succeeded to the throne of this kingdom in 1494 at the tender When did Timur sack Delhi? Who is supposed to have invited Babur to invade India? Who were the opponents in the first battle of Panipat? How long did the first battle of Panipat last? Who were the adversaries at the Battle of Khanua? Babur, after defeating Ibrahim Lodi and Rana Sanga had to deal with What was the new mode of warfare introduced by Babur in India? What was the name of Babur's memoirs? Which kingdom did Shahaji Bhonsale, Shivaji's father serve initially? Who was the ruler of Malwa who was among the chief adversaries of Who built a new city at Delhi called Dinpanah? At which battle was Humayun defeated by Sher Shah? At what age did Sher Shah ascend the throne of Delhi? Where did Sher Shah build a Mausoleum for himself?

Alauddin Khalji. Assam. Dara Shikoh (also Deogir. Alauddin Khalji. Muhammad Bin The Vijayanagara Dara Shukoh. Firuz Tughlaq. It was a TheWazir. AbulFazI. Porcelain, raw silk. The free rendering of The Turks. Vidyaranya. He was the Harihara (1336-1356), Alauddin Hasan also Alauddin Hasan Firuz Shah Bahmani. Zamorin. Sivaguru and Aryamba. Abul Fazl. It is a work Bahadur Shah. Portugal. Central America. By the GuruNanak. Kirtans. Gujarati. Persian. A famous Sufi saint. His Marathi The introduction of Farghana. Farghana is 1398 Daulat Khan Lodi, uncle Babur and Ibrahim Three hours. It was all It was fought between Mahmud Lodi, brother Extensive use of Tizuk-I-Baburi. The Nizam Shahis of Bahadur Shah. Humayun. The Battle of Chausa At 67 years. Sasaram. (InBihar)

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Who repaired the Grand Trunk road that ran from the river Indus to Where was Akbar born? Where was Akbar crowned? What was the title that Bairam Khan adopted? Who was the ruler of Malwa, who was defeated by the Mughal forces? Who were the two famous warriors of Chittor who held the Mughal What did Akbar divide his empire into? Who succeeded Rana Udai Singh to the throne of Mewar? Akbar sent a series of embassies to Rana Pratap. These were sent to To whom did Akbar assign the task to translate the Bible (Gospel) into Which famous Mughal courtier lost his life in a campaign against the Akbar, in 1575, built the Ibadat Khana. What was it for? What was the original name of Raja Birbal? Who founded Din-I-Ilahi? Who ordered the construction of the Charminar? The Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur is one of the largest single domed Jehangir had to face a rebellion immediately after he ascended the Which Sikh guru completed the compilation of the Adi Granth? Which Mughal Prince had the Gita translated into Persian? Whom did the ruler of Bijapur send to capture Shivaji? Who was the Mughal Governor of Deccan who was instructed by Which Mughal port city did Shivaji attack in 1664? Who persuaded Shivaji to visit Aurangazeb at Agra? Golconda, the world famous kingdom was built on the ruins of an old How was Mumtaz Mahal related to Nur Jahan? Who is regarded as the father of Carnatic music? How could Shivaji with a relatively small army fight against the army of Whom did King Prataparudra consider as his guru? What was the capital of the Rajput Kingdom of Mewar? What was the act that led to the martyrdom of Guru Arjan? Humayun attacked and besieged the fort of Chunar because it What gift did Humayun offer Babur after Babur arrived in Agra Who saved the life of Uday Singh of Mewar, when he was still a From where did the Hoysala dynasty rule? Domingo Paes, the famous Portuguese traveller, described this city as Who was the poet who enriched Kashmiri literature with her exquisite Who is the author of the Telugu work "Amuktamalyada"? Over which part of India did Queen Didda (980-1003)rule? According to tradition who were Harihara I and Bukka I serving before During the time of the Vijayanagara rule, (Krishnadevaraya) what was Vishwambhara (Nimai) was responsible for the revival of Vaishnavism The Sangama dynasty (1336 -1485), the Saluva dynasty (1485 - 1505) How did Timur come to be called Tamerlane? What was the capital of the kingdom of the Gonds? Who was Gorakhshanath, popularly known as Gorakhnath? Where was Kabir born? What was he known for? What are Abhangs? Who composed them?

SherShah. Amarkotinl542. Kalanaur in Punjab in He became the wakil of Baz Bahadur. He was a Jaimal and Patta. Suba. Each Suba was Rana Pratap (in 1572). Man Singh, Bhagwan AbulFazl. RajaBirbal. It was the Hall of MaheshDas. Akbar. Birbal was the Sultan Muhammad The Adil Shahi dynasty. Khusrau, Jehangir's Guru Arjan Dev. Dara Shukoh (also spelt Afzal Khan. Shaista Khan. Surat. Raja Jai Singh of Warangal. Mumtaz Mahal was the Purandaradasa. By adopting Guerrilla Chaitanya Chitor. Khusrav, the son of SherShah. The Koh-i-nur. Panna. Panna, who was Dorasamudra (or Vijayanagar. Habba Khatun (also Sri Krishnadevaraya, Kashmir. Prataparudra of Gajapati (1434 to Chaitanya Vijayanagara Empire. Timur had a limp Chandrapur. Durgavati Gorakhnath Kabir was born in Abhang literally means

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According to tradition who was the guru of Kabir? In which year was emergency declared in post-independent India? What did the East India Company acquire as its zamindari in 1698? Where is Fort William located? Which European power established itself at chandernagore and During the rule of Tipu Sultan, what was the capital of Mysore? What were the Indian soldiers in the English army called? During the rule of Muhammad Shah, who was the ruler of Persia who What was the result of the Battle of Karnal fought between Nadir Shah Among the other things, what were the precious articles Nadir Shah After Nadir Shah's death, which of his generals established his What was the Doctrine of Lapse? Who was the Peshwa who signed the "Subsidiary Alliance"? Who fought the third Battle of Panipat? Who fought the battle of Buxar? What was the result of the battle of Buxar? Which Indian ruler was a member of the Jacobin Club? Name the Indian ruler who tried to promote trade with Russia, Arabia Of which state was Martanda Varma the ruler? The capital of the state of Travancore became an important centre of Who founded the city of Jaipur? Where did Raja Sawai Jai Singh build astronomical observatories? Under which guru did the Sikhs become a united political power? He was born in a Bengali Brahmin family at Radhanagar in 1774. He Why was the Cripps Mission sent to India? Who was the guru of Swami Vivekananda? Over which kingdom did Ahalyabai rule? Who was the first Viceroy of India? (appointed after the revolt of When did the revolt of 1857 start? Name India's first newspaper? When and where did the first Congress session take place? When did Gandhiji start his Dandi March? Who was known as the "Frontier Gandhi"? Who wrote the novel, 'Anand Math'? Rabindranath Tagore renounced his knighthood as a protest against an He was an uncle of Bhagat Singh and was closely . associated with Lala What was the Kuka movement? Who wrote the poem "Heer Ranjha" (also known simply as "Heer")? He was born in Cuttack in 1897. He ranked 4lh in the ICS (the The Revolt of 1857 started in Meerut. To which regiment did the What was the immediate cause of the revolt? Who led the revolt in Kanpur? Which was die Maratha family that established itself in Baroda? What were the Dastaks? The English secured the Diwani of Bengal from the Mughal Emperor What did the Charter Act of 1833 achieve? He was born in 1856 in Ratnagiri. He was one of the founders of the

Ramananda. In 1975. The zamindari of Present day Kolkata. The French. Srirangapatnam. Sepoys. Nadir Shah. The Mughals lost and The Koh-i-noor Ahmad Shah Abdali. When the ruler of a Peshwa Baji Rao II on Ahmad Shah Abdali The English fought The English won and Tlpu Sultan. Tipu Sultan. Travancore. Thiruvanthapuram Raja Sawai Jai Singh of Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Guru Gobind Singh. Raja Ram Mohan Roy. The British Ramakrishna Indore. Lord Canning (1858At Meerut, on May Bengal Gazette. 1885, Bombay. Marchl2,1930. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Bankim Chandra The Jailianwalla Baug AjitSingh. The Kuka movement Wans Shah. Subhas Chandra Bose. 3rd Cavalry. The introduction of the NanaSaheb. The Gaekwads They were passes that The English got their It divested the East Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

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Who recaptured Jhansi for die British? The Sikhs were organised into a confederacy of 12 units. What was the Who was the first Peshwa of the Maratha kingdom? What help did Balaji Vishwanath render the Sayyid brothers? Who succeeded Balaji Vishwanath as the Peshwa? He was born in 1888 in Mecca. He was a scholar of Arabic, Persian, What was the Rowlatt Act? Who is called the 'Mother of the Indian Revolution'? When did Bhikhaji Cama unfurl the Indian flag? What was the revolutionary Jatin Mukherji popularly known as? Why did all the Congress ministers resign in 1939? When was the Sharada Act for prevention of child marriage passed? Who founded the "Mirat-ul-Akbhar", the first Journal in Persian and He was a watchmaker by profession and had come to India from He was the Principal of die Sanskrit College in Calcutta and opened its Who started the Swatantra Party? Who gave the slogan "Do or Die"? Where is JalHanwala Baug? What infamous event occurred on April 13, 1919? Why were people gathered at the JallianwaJa Baug? Who was the first Governor General of Bengal? What was the most important difference between the British and Who was the Maratha general who repeatedly fought against die When was the Champaran Agitation launched? Which area did the Japanese hand over to the Azad Hind Government? Where did Mahatma Gandhi establish his first ashram in India? Who popularised the Young India Journal? Why did Mahatma Gandhi spin cloth daily? Why was the Akali movement started? What was the unique mode of protest of the population of Chirala (in What was the Chauri Chaura incident? What was the impact of the Chauri Chaura incident on the Freedom Where was the decision to suspend the agitation taken? Who founded the Swarajya party? To which country did Subhas Chandra Bose escape to carry on the Who is the father of the Indian Chemical Industry? After Delhi fell to the British during the revolt of 1857 what brutal act Who passed a resolution declaring Sati illegal and punishable by the Who led the rebellion of the Koyas (tribals of the West Godavari When was Bengal first partitioned by the British, leading to wideWho did the soldiers, who rebelled in Meerut, declare as the Emperor Who led the revolt at Lucknow? Who founded the Arya Samaj? What did Swami Dayananda Saraswati regard as infallible? Madam H.P. Blavatsky and Colonel H.S Olcott founded the Who was the first Indian to be elected to the leadership of the Who threw a bomb in the Central Legislative Assembly?

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Which British general defeated Haider Ali? He was a member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army. He was Who became the Peshwa after the Battle of Panipat? Which Mughal Emperor became a pensioner of the Marathas in 1771? When was the Poona Pact signed by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B.R. When did Mahatma Gandhi arrive in India from South Africa? Who was the Viceroy who was assassinated by a convict when he When was the "Quit India" Resolution passed? Who was the only Indian ruler who never alied himself with the British Who were the signatories to the treaty of Seringapatam What were the important clauses of the treaty of Seringapatam? What was the Wood's Despatch? What is its significance? Who were the Siddhis? He was a revolutionary, who was arrested by the British in the Who founded the Benaras Hindu University? He entered politics with the Kheda Satyagraha. In 1922 he played a Who succeeded Peshwa Baji Rao? Who was the Peshwa during the third battle of Panipat? Who founded the Tattvabodhini Sabha? Later he became a great What was the Komagata Maru episode? After the Revolt, Bahadur Shah II was arrested and deported to a city Who was the French Governor General who helped Muzzafar Jung How do we better know Narendranath Datta? Muazzam, Aurangazeb's son, succeeded him to the throne of Delhi. On Ranjit Singh was appointed the governor of Kabul at the age of 19. Who was the 18th century Hindu ruler who performed two The English obtained the royal Farman from the Nawabs of Bengal in Who was the judge who found Raghunath Rao Peshwa, guilty of Who did General Hugh Rose refer to as "the only man among the Who were the adversaries in the battle of Wandiwash? What was the result of the battle of Wandiwash? Who coined the slogan "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan"? Who said the following and in what context ".... in the sky of India, The first Round Table Conference was a result of a suggestion by an Englishman to the then British Prime Minister. Who was the Britisher? Who was the sole representative of the Congress at the second Round Who was the first President of the Indian National Congress? Who was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National When did Mahatma Gandhi become the President of the Indian Who was the President of the Congress in 1947 at the time of Who died fighting the police at Alfred Park in Lucknow? Who signed the Treaty of Salbai? What was the result of the Treaty of Salbai? Who was the chief minister of Peshwa Baji Rao II? What is the meaning of the word "Satyagraha"? Who started the Home Rule movement?

EyreCooteinJuly 1781. Ram Prasad Bismil. Madhav Rao. After the ShahAlam. In 1932. 1915 (January). Lord Mayo. August 8, 1942, in Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan and the Tipu Sultan had to cede Sir Charles Wood sent They were people of Aurobindo Ghosh. Pandit Madan Mohan Sardar Vallabhbhai Peshwa Baji Rao was Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao. Debendranath Tagore, The Komagata Maru Rangoon. Dupleix. Swami Vivekananda. Bahadur Shah. ZamanShah. Sawai Jai Singh of The freedom to export Ram Shastri Prabhune. Rani Lakshmibai. The British and the French. The supremacy The British under Eyre Lal Bahadur Shastri. Lord Canning. He was Sir John Simon Commission) Mahatma Gandhi. Womesh Chandra Sarojini Naidu. 1924 Rajendra Prasad. Chandrashekhar Azad. The Marathas and the Though the English did Nana Fadnavis. He was Satyagraha consists of Annie Besant. At the

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