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MCQ-1 Consider the following statements from Kalhana's Rajatarangini: 1. The common people ate rice and Utpala-saka (a wild vegetable of bitter taste) 2. Harsha introduced into Kashmir a general dress befitting a king which included a long coat. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 (a) 4671 (b) 462
.Rajatarangini (Rajataramgin , "The River of Kings") is a metrical legendary and historical chronicle of the north-western Indian subcontinent, particularly the kings of Kashmir. It was written in Sanskrit by Kashmiri historian Kalhana in the 12th century CE The work consists of 7826 verses, which are divided into eight books called Tarangas ("waves").
MCQ-2 The Senia tradition is: musical tradition that emerged from the colonial army (Sena) (a) (b) dance drama written by Keshab (c) Chandra Sern textile tradition of eastern UP musical tradition that invoked the name of Tansen, the celebrated musician of Akbar's Court (d)
. The word "Senia" is related to Tansen, the father of Indian Classical Music. The word "Gharana" implies a .The followers of Tansen's school of music are widely known as the followers of "Senia gharana" (i.e. . The followers of this "gharana" may either be related with the family of Tansen or by the age old style of music. "Seniya" style/school of music). tradition of "Guru-Shishya parampara" (teacher to student relation) Tansen was a vocalist but this tradition has also produced great Sitar Maestros. .The "Senia" style of Sitar playing started with the legendary great master of Sitar, Ustad Maseet Sen from the family of Tansen, the originator of "Maseetkhani" style, On the basis of scanti records available, Maseet Sen, emerges as a direct descendent in the sixth generation from Mian Tansen Even today, after many hundred years, the famous "Maseetkhani Baaj" is still played by the traditional Sitar players of India The Sitar players of "Senia Gharana" were, at a later stage known as the sitarists of "Jaipur-Senia Gharana". One of the greatest Maestro's of this "" was Ustad Barkat Ullah Khan of Jaipur, known as "Aftab-e-Sitar", who made this instrument more popular and had no parallel to him.
MCQ-3 Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists: 11 List 1 (Dynasty) List II (Architecture) A. Chalukyas B. Hoysalas C. Pandyas D. Eastern Gangas 4. Eastern gopura of 1. Sun Temple, 2. Pattadakal 3. Kesava Temple, Konark Temples Somnathpur Chidambaram Temple Code: A B CD A B C D (a) 1 3 2 4 (b) 23 4 (c) 2 43 1 (d) 2 341 (a)3 2 4 (b) 2 3 4 (c) 2 43 1 (d) 2 3 4 1
.Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century CE sun temple at Konark about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast from Puri on the coastline of Odisha, India,21 The temple is attributed to king Narasimhadeva l of the Eastern Ganga Dynastyabout 1250 CE. Dedicated to the Hindu god Surya, what remains of the temple complex has the appearance of a 100- foot (30 m) high chariot with immense wheels and horses . The Temples of Pattadakal, exhibhit the zenith of Vesara' style of Hindu temple architecture. Owing to its incredible temples, Pattadakal was titled a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. Pattadakal had once been the rich capital of the Chalukyas. During 7th - 8th century, Pattadakal Temples were got constructed by the Chalukya rulers. Portraying the rare specimen, the temples depict a wonderful blend of Dravidian (South-Indian) and Nagara (North-Indian) architectural styles .The Keshava Temple is located in Somanathapura town in Mysore district, Karnataka .The Keshava temple at Somanathapura is another magnificent Hoysala monument, perhaps the last. This is a breathtakingly beautiful Trikuta Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna in three forms Janardhana Keshava and Venugopala. Unfortunately, the main Keshava idol is missing, and the Janardhana and Venugopala idols are damaged
MCQ-4 Consider the following statements about Harappan Culture: 1. The Harappan Culture 1 matured in Sind and Punjab 2. It spread from there to Southwards and Eastwards. ! 3. The area, where i spread, was bigger than Egypt and Mesopotamia Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 (a) 46 13t12 (d) 1, 2 3 3
Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque (Mosque of the Old Fort) is a mosque located inside the premises of Purana Qila (Old Fort) in Delhi, the capital of India. . After Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun, he occupied Purana Qila There, he built the mosque for his private use, which became a "symbol of his royal aspiration . It is an early example of the extensive use of the pointed arch in the region. It is richly decorated, with calligraphy, colored stones, and elaborate carvings on both the exterior and interior surfaces. The mosque was greatly admired by the Mughals, who were to look to it for details of ornamentation and construction. .