Nomads and Settled Communities
Tribal societies had rich oral traditions. True
There were no tribal communities in the
northwestern part of the subcontinent. False
Barhots were made up of 12 villages each. True
The chaurasi in Gond states contained
several cities. False
In the western Himalaya lived the shepherd
tribe of Gaddis. True
The Bhils lived in the north-eastern part
of the subcontinent. False
Ahoms also introduced new methods of rice
According to Akbar Nama, the Gond kingdom
of Garha Katanga had 70,000 villages. True
Q2. Fill in the blanks
The new castes emerging within varnas were called
The Gonds practised shifting
were historical works written by the Ahoms.
The Akbar Nama mentions that Garha
Katanga had 70,000 villages.
As tribal states became bigger and
stronger, they gave land grants to poets and scholars.
the Gond raja of Garha Katanga, assumed the title of Sangram Shah.
The Gonds lived in a vast forested region
The Gonds kingdom was divided into garhs.
Ahom society was divided into clans
Q3. Who controlled garh?
garh was controlled by a particular Gond clan.
Q4. Who were specialised artisans?
artisans include smiths, carpenters and masons.
Q5. Who was Chandra Shah?
Chandra Shah was uncle of Bir Narain.
Q6. What is the meaning of 'bhuiyans'?
Q7. Where does the Kutiya Kond tribe live?
Kond tribe lives in Orissa.
Q8. What do you understand by tanda?
Caravan of banjaras was called tanda.
Q9. Name the shepherd tribe of the Western Himalayas.
Q10. What was buranjis?
works was known as buranjis.
Q11. Who was the chief of Gakkhar tribe?
Khan Gakkhar was the chief of Gakkhar tribe.
Q12. Which tribe was powerful in north-west?
The Balochis tribe was powerful in the north-west.
Q13. Who were the most important trader nomads?
The Banjaras were the most important trader nomads.
Q14. When did the Mughals forces attack Garha Katanga?
1565, the Mughal forces under Asaf Khan attacked Garha Katanga.
Q15. Why did Mughals attack Ahom kingdom?
In 1662, the Mughals under Mir Jumla attacked
the Ahom kingdom.
Q16. Who was made a noble (mansabdar) by Emperor Akbar?
Kamal Khan Gakkhar was made a noble (mansabdar) by Emperor Akbar.
Q17. What made the brahmanas more
influential in the Gond society?
received land grants from the Gond rajas and became more influential.
Q18. Name the tribes which lived in extreme south.
south there were large tribal populations of Koragas, Vetars, Maravars and many
Q19. Who subjugated the Cheros?
Under Aurangzeb, Mughal forces captured many Chero fortresses and subjugated