Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. Who founded the City of Delhi?









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    The present-day Delhi was founded by Anang Pal of the Rajput Tomar dynasty in 736 A.D. It was then known as Lal Kot. As per the Prithviraj Raso of Chandabardai, Anangpal established the “Killi” (nail) in Dhilli. From here, the name Dhillika came up which later developed in Dilli or Delhi.

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    The present-day Delhi was founded by Anang Pal of the Rajput Tomar dynasty in 736 A.D. It was then known as Lal Kot. As per the Prithviraj Raso of Chandabardai, Anangpal established the “Killi” (nail) in Dhilli. From here, the name Dhillika came up which later developed in Dilli or Delhi.


  1. The token currency using copper and brass coins was modelled after which country’s example by Muhammedbin Tuglaq?









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    While introducing token currency, Muhammad bin Tughluq was encouraged by Qublai Khan, the ruler of China and Ghazan Khan, the ruler of Persia who had successfully experimented with a token currency in their kingdoms. He introduced the Copper/ brass coins which were to pass at the value of the contemporary Silver Tanka.

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    While introducing token currency, Muhammad bin Tughluq was encouraged by Qublai Khan, the ruler of China and Ghazan Khan, the ruler of Persia who had successfully experimented with a token currency in their kingdoms. He introduced the Copper/ brass coins which were to pass at the value of the contemporary Silver Tanka.



  1. Amir Khusro was a









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    Amir Khusro was a Sufi musician, poet and scholar. He was an expert in many styles of Persian poetry which were developed in medieval Persia. He has written in many verse forms including ghazal, masnavi, qata, rubai, do-baiti and tarkib-band. Khusro was a prolific classical poet associated with the royal courts of more than seven rulers of the Delhi Sultanate.

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    Amir Khusro was a Sufi musician, poet and scholar. He was an expert in many styles of Persian poetry which were developed in medieval Persia. He has written in many verse forms including ghazal, masnavi, qata, rubai, do-baiti and tarkib-band. Khusro was a prolific classical poet associated with the royal courts of more than seven rulers of the Delhi Sultanate.


  1. Panditraj Jagannath was the poet laureate of which of the following rulers?









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    Pandit Jagannath was a famous poet and literary critic in the courts of the Mughal emperors Jehangir and Shah Jahan. As a literary theorist or rhetorician, he is renowned for his Rasagagadhara, a work on poetic theory. He was granted the title of Paanditaraja by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, at whose court he received patronage.

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    Pandit Jagannath was a famous poet and literary critic in the courts of the Mughal emperors Jehangir and Shah Jahan. As a literary theorist or rhetorician, he is renowned for his Rasagagadhara, a work on poetic theory. He was granted the title of Paanditaraja by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, at whose court he received patronage.



  1. The capital of Yadava Kings was









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    Devagiri (modern day Daulatabad in Maharashtra) was the capital of the Yadavs. It was built by first Yadav king Bhilan in 1187 A.D. The Yadavs of Devagiri were the descendants of the feudatory nobles of the Western Chalukyan (Chalukyas of Kalyani) Empire.

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    Devagiri (modern day Daulatabad in Maharashtra) was the capital of the Yadavs. It was built by first Yadav king Bhilan in 1187 A.D. The Yadavs of Devagiri were the descendants of the feudatory nobles of the Western Chalukyan (Chalukyas of Kalyani) Empire.