i. The region that constitutes most of present-day Rajasthan was called Rajputana by the British. True
ii. The Brahmins of Bengal were not allowed to eat fish. False
iii. Jagannatha temple is located in Punjab. False
iv. Chaitanyadeva was the leader of the Vaishnava bhakti movement. True
i. Bengal is a riverine plain which produces plenty of rice and fish.
ii. The Lilatilakam, dealing with grammar and poetics, was composed in Manipravalam.
iii. Cheras established the kingdom at Mahodayapuram.
iv. Pir is a Persian word meaning a spiritual guide.
v. Mangalakavyas literally means auspicious poems.
vi. King Anangabhima III dedicated his kingdom to the deity and proclaimed himself as the “deputy” of the god.
Ans. The Naths were ascetics who engaged in a variety of yogic practices.
Ans. Anantavarman was one of the most important rulers of the Ganga dynasty in the twelfth century.
Ans. In the nineteenth century, the region that constitutes most of present-day Rajasthan was called Rajputana by the British.
Ans. The term kathak is derived from katha, a word used in Sanskrit and other languages for story.
Ans. The kathaks were originally a caste of story-tellers in temples of north India, who embellished their performances with gestures and songs.
Ans. Miniatures are small-sized paintings, generally done in water colour on cloth or paper.
Ans. Soft colours including cool blues and greens, and a lyrical treatment of themes distinguished Kangra painting.
Ans. The second category of texts was not written down because it was circulated orally and cannot be precisely dated.
Ans. Animism refers to attribution of living soul to plants, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena.
Ans. The major patrons of Kathak were the Mughal emperors and their nobles and Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh.
Ans. By the late seventeenth century this region had developed a bold and intense style of miniature painting called Basohli.
Ans. One of the most important rulers of the Ganga dynasty, Anantavarman built Jagannath temple at Puri in the twelfth century.
Ans. Terracotta plaques on the walls of temples and viharas (Buddhist monasteries) depict scenes of fish being dressed and taken to the market in baskets.
Ans. The Chera kingdom of Mahodayapuram was established in the ninth century in the south-western part of the peninsula, part of present-day Kerala.
Ans. In 1230, king Anangabhima III dedicated his kingdom to the deity and proclaimed himself as the “deputy” of the god.
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