Kings and Kingdoms
Prashastis were composed by learned
Initially Cholas were subordinate to the
Chalukyas of Karnataka. False
Revenue was also collected from traders. True
Prashastis contain details that may not be
literally true. True
One prashasti found in Gwalior, Madhya
Pradesh, describes the exploits of Nagabhata, a Pratihara king. True
Rashtrakuta dynasty ruled the Kashmir and
neighbouring areas of India. False
Earlier the Chauhans were also known as
Q2. Fill in the blanks
As samantas gained power and wealth,
they declared themselves to be maha-samanta, mahamandaleshvara.
The best-known Chahamana ruler was Prithviraja
III, who defeated an Afghan ruler named Sultan Muhammad Ghori in 1191.
Many of these new kings adopted
high-sounding titles such as maharaja-adhiraja and tribhuvana-chakravartin.
were composed by learned Brahmanas.
Tang dynasty remained in power between the seventh
and tenth century.
The evidence of the land grants were found
to be recorded on copper plate
Q3. Who wrote Kitab-al-Hind?
Al-Biruni wrote Kitab-al-Hind.
Q4. What were known as ur?
of peasants were known as ur.
Q5. What were called nadu?
of villages formed larger units called nadu.
Q6. What was called brahmadeya?
gifted to Brahmanas was called brahmadeya.
Q7. When was Ellora caves built?
caves was built Rashtrakuta period.
Q8. What does araiyar means?
Araiyar means chief.
Q9. Which river flowed in the regions of the Chola dynasty?
Q10. Who was the founder of Gurjara- Pratihara Harichandra
Q11. Name the state where Kadamba Mayurasharman ruled.
Q12. In which state the Gujara - Pratihara dynasty was formed?
Q13. Where is temple of somnath situated?
Q14. Where was the Tang dynasty established?
Q15. Name the Chola ruler who developed Navy.
Q16. Who built Gangaikondacholpuram?
Q17. What is vetti?
Vetti is a type of tax taken not in cash but in the form of forced labour.
Q18. Who were known as nagarams?
Associations of traders were known as nagarams.
Q19. Who wrote a sanskrit poem about the ruler of Kashmir?
It was composed by an author named Kalhana.
Q20. What were the two major
cities under the control of the Chahamanas?
Q21. What was called sabha?
An assembly of prominent Brahmana landholders who looked after brahmadeya
was called sabha.