Ch – 11 New Empires & Kingdoms

Let’s Recall

Q.1: State whether true or false:

a) Harishena composed a prashasti in praise of Gautamiputra Shri Satakarni.

Ans: False

Correct statement: Harishena composed a prashasti in praise of Samudragupta.

b) The rulers of Aryavarta brought tribute for Samudragupta.

Ans: False

Correct statement: The rulers of Assam, coastal Bengal, Nepal and a number of gana sanghas brought tribute for Samudragupta.

c) There were twelve rulers in Dakshinapatha.

Ans: True

d) Taxila and Madurai were important centres under the control of Gupta rulers.

Ans: False

Correct statement: Ujjaina and Pataliputra were important centres under the control of Gupta rulers.

e) Aihole was the capital of the Pallavas.

Ans: False

Correct statement: Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallavas.

f) Local assemblies functioned for several centuries in south India.

Ans: True

Q.2: Mention three authors who wrote about Harshavardhana.

Ans: Banabhatta, Xuan Zang and Ravikirti were the authors who wrote about Harshavardhana.

Q.3: What changes do you find in the army at this time ?

Ans: Certain changes like use of weapons, new war strategies, advancement in range of weapons, etc. were found in the army.

Q.4: What were the new administrative arrangements during this period ?

Ans: The new administrative arrangements during this period were:

  • Some important administrative posts were now hereditary.
  • Sometimes, one person held many offices.
  • Important men probably had a say in local administration.

Published by Priya Prakash

In the midst of winter, i found there was within me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

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