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A Tiger-like Husband

This is a summary of a story from the Adi Parvan of the Mahabharata:

The Pandavas had fled into the forest. They were tired and fell asleep; only Bhima, the second Pandava, renowned for his prowess, was keeping watch. A man-eating rakshasa caught the scent of the Pandavas and sent his sister Hidimba to capture them. She fell in love with Bhima, transformed herself into a lovely maiden and proposed to him. He refused. Meanwhile, the rakshasa arrived and challenged Bhima to a  wrestling match. Bhima accepted the challenge and killed him. The others woke up hearing the noise. Hidimba introduced herself, and declared her love for Bhima. She told Kunti: "I have forsaken my friends, my dharma and my kin; and A good lady, chosen your tiger-like son for my man ... whether you think me a fool, or your devoted servant, let me join you, great lady, with your son as my husband."

Ultimately, Yudhisthira agreed to the marriage on condition that they would spend the day together but that Bhima would return every night. The couple roamed all over the world during the day. In due course Hidimba gave birth to a rakshasa boy named Ghatotkacha. Then the mother and son left the Pandavas. Ghatotkacha promised to return to the Pandavas whenever they needed him.

  1. How was Hidimba's culture different from Pandavas?
  2. Why did Kunti approve Hidimba's plea from Bhima?
  3. How did this incident prove Kunti's far sightedness?
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Chapter: [0.03] Kinship, Caste and Class: Early Societies
Concept: Social Differences: Within and Beyond the Framework of Caste

Who among the following was the author of 'Ashtadhyayi', a work on Sanskrit grammar?

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Chapter: [0.03] Kinship, Caste and Class: Early Societies
Concept: Handling Texts Historians and the Mahabharata

Identify the character of Mahabharata with the help of following information: 

  • Was the husband of Gandhari.
  • Became the king of Hastinapur.
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Chapter: [0.03] Kinship, Caste and Class: Early Societies
Concept: Handling Texts Historians and the Mahabharata

Describe the teachings of Jainism.

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Chapter: [0.04] Thinkers, Beliefs and Buildings: Cultural Developments
Concept: Beyond Worldly Pleasures: the Message of Mahavira

Look at the figure given below and identify the structural feature marked as 'X of the Sanchi stupa from the following options:

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Chapter: [0.04] Thinkers, Beliefs and Buildings: Cultural Developments
Concept: Stupas

Which of the following is correctly matched? 

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Chapter: [0.04] Thinkers, Beliefs and Buildings: Cultural Developments
Concept: The Background: Sacrifices and Debates

Describe the main teachings of Buddhism.

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Chapter: [0.04] Thinkers, Beliefs and Buildings: Cultural Developments
Concept: The Teachings of the Buddha

Which one of the following statement is correct?

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Chapter: [0.04] Thinkers, Beliefs and Buildings: Cultural Developments
Concept: Stupas

Who among the following rulers worked on the preservation of Sanchi Stupa? 

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Chapter: [0.04] Thinkers, Beliefs and Buildings: Cultural Developments
Concept: A Glimpse of Sanchi

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The Therigatha

This unique Buddhist text, part of the Sutta Pitaka, is a collection of verses composed by bhikkhunis. It provides insight into women's social and spiritual experiences. Punna, a dasi or slave woman, went to the river each morning to fetch water for her master's household. There she would daily see a Brahmana performing bathing rituals. One morning she spoke to him. The following are verses composed by Punna, recording her conversation with the Brahmana :

I am a water carrier:
Even in the cold
I have always gone down to the water
frightened of punishment
Or the angry words of high class women.
So what are you afraid of Brahmana,
That makes you go down to the water
(Though) your limbs shake with the bitter cold?

The Brahmana replied:
I am doing good to prevent evil;
anyone young or old
who has done something bad
is freed by washing in water.

Punna said: Whoever told you
You are freed from evil by washing in the water?…
In that case all the frogs and turtles
Would go to heaven, and so would the water snakes and crocodiles!
(Instead) Don’t do that thing,
the fear of which
leads you to the water.
Stop now Brahmana!
Save your skin from the cold …

  1. How does the text provide insight into Punna's spiritual experience?
  2. How is Purina reflected as an awakened soul?
  3. Which of the teachings to Buddha are evident in the composition?
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Chapter: [0.04] Thinkers, Beliefs and Buildings: Cultural Developments
Concept: Followers of the Buddha
  1. On the given political outline map of India, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols:
    1. Sanchi - A Stupa
    2. Dholavira - A matured Harappan Site
      1. Shahjahanabad (Delhi) - Territory under the control of Mughals. 
      2. Golconda - An empire of 14th to 18th century. 
  2. On the same outline map, two places related with the centres of the Revolt of 1857 have been marked as 'A' and 'B'. Identify them and write their correct names on the lines drawn near them. 
    1. Calcutta
    2. Banaras

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Chapter: [0.04] Thinkers, Beliefs and Buildings: Cultural Developments
Concept: Stupas

Which of the following countries 'Duarte Barbosa' belonged to?

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Chapter: [0.05] Through the Eyes of Travellers: Perceptions of Society
Concept: Francois Bernier - a Doctor with a Difference

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A language with an enormous range

Al-Biruni described Sanskrit as follows:

If you want to conquer this difficulty (i.e. to learn Sanskrit), you will not find it easy, because the language is of an enormous range, both in words and inflections, something like the Arabic, calling one and the same thing by various names, both original and derivative, and using one and the same word for a variety of subjects, which, in order to be properly understood, must be distinguished from each other by various qualifying epithets.

  1. How did Al-Biruni compare Sanskrit with Arabic?
  2. Give an example of the work Al-Biruni translated in Arabic from Sanskrit.
  3. Analyse the reason of Sanskrit considered as a language with enormous range.
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Chapter: [0.05] Through the Eyes of Travellers: Perceptions of Society
Concept: Making Sense of an Alien World Al-biruni and the Sanskritic Tradition

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Education and entertainment

This is what Ibn Juzayy, who was deputed to write what Ibn Battuta dictated, said in his introduction.

A gracious direction was transmitted (by the ruler) that he (Ibn Battuta) should dictate an account of the cities which he had seen in his travel, and of the interesting events which had clung to his memory, and that he should speak of those whom he had met of the rulers of countries, of their distinguished men of learning, and their pious saints. Accordingly, he dictated upon these subjects a narrative which gave entertainment to the mind and delight to the ears and eyes, with a variety of curious particulars by the exposition of which he gave edification and of marvellous things, by referring to which he aroused interest.

  1. Why did the Sultan of Morocco insist Ibn Buttuta to dictate the story of his travel to Ibn Juzayy?
  2. Highlight the places Ibn Buttuta explored during his travel.
  3. What do Ibn Battuta's travel account reveal about the things he noted in India?
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Chapter: [0.05] Through the Eyes of Travellers: Perceptions of Society
Concept: Ibn Battuta’s Rihla

Which of the following statements regarding 'Nath' sect of Medieval India is NOT correct?

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Chapter: [0.06] Bhakti - Sufi Traditions: Changes in Religious Beliefs and Devotional Texts
Concept: The Chishtis in the Subcontinent

Match the following:

  List-I
(Cult)
  List-II
(Saints)
A. Alvar    1. Guru Gobind Singh
B. Nayanar 2. Andal 
C. Sufism 3. Karaikkel-Ammaiyaar 
D. Sikhism 4. Baba Farid
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Chapter: [0.06] Bhakti - Sufi Traditions: Changes in Religious Beliefs and Devotional Texts
Concept: Poems of Prayer Early Traditions of Bhakti

Which one of the following statements regarding the Vedic tradition is incorrect?

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Chapter: [0.06] Bhakti - Sufi Traditions: Changes in Religious Beliefs and Devotional Texts
Concept: A Mosaic of Religious Beliefs and Practices

Consider the following statements regarding the early traditions of Bhakti and select the correct ones:

  1. Historians draw on hagiographies of saints for knowing traditions.
  2. Many beliefs and practices were shaped through 'great' and 'little' Sanskritic Puranic traditions.
  3. Bhakti tradition was classified into two broad categories Saguna and Nirguna. 
  4. God was worshipped with attributes in the Nirguna bhakti.
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Chapter: [0.06] Bhakti - Sufi Traditions: Changes in Religious Beliefs and Devotional Texts
Concept: A Mosaic of Religious Beliefs and Practices

Why was Vijayanagar named as Hampi? Select the appropriate option from the following: 

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Chapter: [0.07] An Imperial Capital Vijayanagara
Concept: The Discovery of Hampi

Who among the following travellers was from Portugal?

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Chapter: [0.07] An Imperial Capital Vijayanagara
Concept: Vijayanagara - the Capital and Its Environs
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