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This lesson discusses the topics covered in this course and relevant prelims previous year questions.

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Nandini Maharaj
MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons.) History from LSR, reader, dancer, love to teach, AIR 42 in 2018 UPSC

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great lesson. need some improvements wrt content, slides and info graphics
Sheetal Sharma
a year ago ( most important gk questions for SSC chsl and cgl
mam...ek request hai ..ek baar history optional mains k syllabus discuss kerke unke resourses bata do ... bahut confusion h kaha sr padhe ...plz plzz
Kapil patil
2 years ago
A] Ancient: 1)IGNOU BA booklet 2)old NCERT 3)Romila thakar 4)Upendra singh B] Medieval: 1) IGNOU booklets(2) 2) Satish Chandra (2) 3) J L mehta 3rd volume 4) New NCERT
Pranshu Sharma
2 years ago
thanks... and for world history ...i am totally confuse in it..
feroz shah kotla has pillar shifted to delhi.

  2. About Me Nandini Maharaj BA Hons. History (Lady Shri Ram College) MA Human Rights (Sheffield Hallam University) Reader, dancer

  3. TOPICS Prelims PYQ . Ashokan Pillars . Yakshas/Yakshini's . Ashokan Rock Cut Monuments Stupas Sculptural Schools of Art: Gandhara, Mathura, Amravati . Mains PYO

  4. PRELIMS PYQ: 2016 Q: Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka? (a) George Bihler (b)James Princep (c) Max Muller (d) william Jones

  5. ANSWER: B NCERT Class 12 Part 1, CH2 Page 28, 29 1. PRINSEP AND PIYADASSI Some of the most momentous developments in Indian epigraphy took place in the 1830s. This was when James Prinsep, an officer in the mint of the East India Company, deciphered Brahmi and Kharosthi two scripts used in the earliest inscriptions and coins. He found that most of these mentioned a king referred to as Piyadassi-meaning pleasant to behold there were a few inscriptions which also referred to the king as Asoka, one of the most famous rulers known from Buddhist texts

  6. PRELIMS PYQ: 2015 Q: With reference to the art and a which one among the following was made earliest (a) Lingaraj Temple at Bhubaneswar (b) Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli (c) Rock-cut Monuments at Mahabalipuranm rchaeological history of India Varaha Image at Udayagiri

  7. ANSWER: B Lingaraj Temple: lith century CE Dhaul elephant: Maurgan period (th to 2nd century BCE) Mahabalipuram rock cut monuments:7th century CE Varaha image, uldaygiri: in VIDHISHA, MP (Gupta period, 4th to 6th century CE)

  8. PRELIMS PYQ: 2013 Q: With reference to the history of Indian rock-cut archivecture, consider the following statements l. The caves at Badami are the oldest surveyving rock cut caves in Ind 2. The Barabar rock-cut caves were orignally made for Ajivikas by Emperor Chandragupta Maurya. 3. At Ellora, caves were made for different faiths. which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) I only (b) 2 and only (c) only (d) 1, 2 and3

  9. ANSWER: C Barabar caves oldest: Mauryan period (4th to 2nd century BCE) Built bu Ashoka for Ajivika sect Ellora has Buddhist, Jain and Brahmanical themes

  10. MAINS 2016 Early Buddhist Stupa-art, while depicting folk motifs and narratives successfully expounds Buddhist ideals. Elucidate.