History Answer Writing Practice 2020 - Week 9 - Question Set 2

90 Days History Answer Writing Practice - Questions for 09-Jan-2021

History Syllabus Covered in Week 9

17. Society, Culture and Economy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries: - Society: composition of rural society, ruling classes, town dwellers, women, religious classes, caste and slavery under the Sultanate, Bhakti movement, Sufi movement - Culture: Persian literature, literature in the regional languages of North India, literature in the languages of South India, Sultanate architecture and new structural forms, painting, evolution of a composite culture - Economy: Agricultural production, rise of urban economy and non-agricultural production, trade and commerce

18. The Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Century – Political Developments and Economy: - Rise of Provincial Dynasties: Bengal, Kashmir (Zainul Abedin), Gujarat, Malwa, Bahmanids - The Vijayanagra Empire - Lodis - Mughal Empire, First phase: Babur and Humayun - The Sur Empire: Sher Shah’s administration - Portuguese Colonial enterprise - Bhakti and Sufi Movements

19. The Fifteenth and early Sixteenth Century – Society and Culture: - Regional cultural specificities - Literary traditions - Provincial architecture - Society, culture, literature and the arts in Vijayanagara Empire.

20. Akbar: - Conquests and consolidation of the Empire - Establishment of Jagir and Mansab systems - Rajput policy - Evolution of religious and social outlook, theory of Sulh-i-kul and religious policy - Court patronage of art and technology.

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1. “In medieval Indian history Akbar was unique for his religio-political ideas and policies.” Analyse this statement. (!0 Marks, 150 words)

2. Do you think that Akbar's Rajput Policy was a conscious attempt to incorporate the Indian ruling elite with the Mughal Imperial System? (2017) (15 Marks, 250 words)

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