Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. Who built “Purana Quilla” ?









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    Purana Qila is one the oldest forts in Delhi. Its current form was built by the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri, on a site which was perhaps that of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas. Though Sher Shah began its construction, the monument was completed by his son Islam Shah.

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    Purana Qila is one the oldest forts in Delhi. Its current form was built by the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri, on a site which was perhaps that of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas. Though Sher Shah began its construction, the monument was completed by his son Islam Shah.


  1. Who built ‘Adhai Din Ka Jhopra’ or ‘A hut of two and a half days’ at Ajmer?









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    Adhai Din ka Jhonpra is an ancient Vaishnava Hindu temple which was constructed during 1153 A.D. and later converted into a mosque in the year 1193 by Qutub- ud- Din Aibak. It is located in the city of Ajmer, Rajasthan, on the mountain slope of Taragarh Hill.

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    Adhai Din ka Jhonpra is an ancient Vaishnava Hindu temple which was constructed during 1153 A.D. and later converted into a mosque in the year 1193 by Qutub- ud- Din Aibak. It is located in the city of Ajmer, Rajasthan, on the mountain slope of Taragarh Hill.



  1. Who translated ‘Mahabharatha into Persian?









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    The Mahabharata was translated into Persian at Akbar’s orders, by Faizi and Abd al-Qadir Badauni and named Razmnama. Razmnama is not an exact translation but a free Persian adaptation, as Badauni states. Badauni translated two of the 18 books. Badauni also translated the Ramayana.

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    The Mahabharata was translated into Persian at Akbar’s orders, by Faizi and Abd al-Qadir Badauni and named Razmnama. Razmnama is not an exact translation but a free Persian adaptation, as Badauni states. Badauni translated two of the 18 books. Badauni also translated the Ramayana.


  1. Who is called as the “Prince of Moneyers”?









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    Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq carried out several monetary experiments and has been called a 'Prince of Moneyers'. In 1329-30, he introduced token currency under which copper and brass coins were to have the same value as silver coins. The idea failed as he had done nothing to curb its private and unauthorized issue and thus every house became a mint.

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    Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq carried out several monetary experiments and has been called a 'Prince of Moneyers'. In 1329-30, he introduced token currency under which copper and brass coins were to have the same value as silver coins. The idea failed as he had done nothing to curb its private and unauthorized issue and thus every house became a mint.



  1. Todar Mal, the brilliant revenue officer served under :









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    Before serving Akbar, Todar Mal worked under Sher Shah Suri. He started his career from the humble position of a writer but slowly moved up the ranks when the Sher Shah Suri, committed him to the charge of building a new fort of Rohtas in Punjab. After the Sur dynasty was overthrown by the Mughals, he joined Akbar’s court.

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    Before serving Akbar, Todar Mal worked under Sher Shah Suri. He started his career from the humble position of a writer but slowly moved up the ranks when the Sher Shah Suri, committed him to the charge of building a new fort of Rohtas in Punjab. After the Sur dynasty was overthrown by the Mughals, he joined Akbar’s court.