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A
Brihadiswara Temple at Tanjavur dedicated to Lord Shiva was built by Chola Kings, Rajaraja Chola I being the founder of it.

Meenakshi Temple, Madurai dedicated to Parvati (known as Meenakshi) was built between 1623 and 1655.

Sriragam Temple, Thiruchirapalli is dedicated to Ranganatha (form of Hindu God Vishnu).
Durga Temple at Aihole was built between 7th and 8th century by the dynasty of the Chalukyas.

Hence, the option A is correct.
 
2
Consider the following statements regarding Indian Feudalism in the early medieval period
 
1. The revenue assignments were called Bhoga.
 
2. The hereditary chiefs neither collected revenues or assumed administrative powers.
 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
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A
In early medieval period, the revenue assignments were called ‘Bhoga’ which included tax of fruits, wood, food grain, etc, to the king. The collection of taxes in villages was done by hereditary chiefs.

Hence, the option A is correct.

 
3
Consider the following statements about Sher Shah’s administration

1. He divided his empire into Sarkars, which were further subdivided into Parganas.
 
2. The Sarkars and the Parganas were directly administered by Sher Shah without the help of any other officials.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
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A
Sher Shah divided his empire into 47 Sarkars. Each Sarkar was divided into smaller units called Parganas.
               
A civilian was to be the head of entire province and was give a small army.
               
Two-important officials of Sarkar were Musif-i- Munsifan and Shigdar-i- Shigdaran.
               
Important officials of Parganas were Shigdar, Amin, treasure, Munsiff, etc.

Hence, the option A is correct.


4
Which of the following statements is/are not correct about Bhakti tradition in South India?
 
1. Earliest Bhakti Movements in India were led by Alvar and Nayanar saints.
 
2. Nalayira Divyaprabadham, frequetly described as Tamil Veda is an anthology of compositions by the Alvars.
 
3. Karaikkal Ammaiyar, women Alvar saints, supported patriarchal norms.
 
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C
Karaikkal Ammaiyar was a devotte of Shiva who adopted the path of extreme asceticism in order to attain her goal the very existece of these women and their compositions posed a challenge to patriarchal norms.

Hence, the optiion C is correct.

 
5
Rajtarangini, authored by Kalhana, describes the history of
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C
1. Rajtarangini means the river of Kings

2. Rajtarangini a metrical historical chronicle of North-Western Indian subcontinent, particularly the Kings of Kashmir, written in Sanskrit by Kashmiri Brahman ‘Kalhana’ in 12th century CE.

Hence, the option C is correct.