Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. Who constructed Humayun’s tomb in Delhi ?









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    Humayun’s Tomb was commissioned by his first wife Bega Begum (Haji Begum) in 1569-70. It was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Bega Begum. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi.

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    Humayun’s Tomb was commissioned by his first wife Bega Begum (Haji Begum) in 1569-70. It was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Bega Begum. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi.


  1. Tulsidas wrote Ramcharitamanas during the reign of









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    Tulsidas wrote Shri Ram-Charit-Manas during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Tulsidas started writing this greatest Hindu ‘Granth’ on the birth day of Lord Shree Ram, i.e. Chaitra Navmi (9th day of Hindu month Chaitra) in year 1574. The life span of Akbar is 1556 – 1605.

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    Tulsidas wrote Shri Ram-Charit-Manas during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Tulsidas started writing this greatest Hindu ‘Granth’ on the birth day of Lord Shree Ram, i.e. Chaitra Navmi (9th day of Hindu month Chaitra) in year 1574. The life span of Akbar is 1556 – 1605.



  1. Who among the following Mughal rulers banned music and dancing ?









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    Aurangzeb disliked music and banned any form of music or dance in his kingdom in 1668. He was a simple man and devout Muslim who led a simple life. Officials were empowered to break musical instruments if anywhere they heard the sound of music. Musicians and dancers who gave up their profession were given allowances by the Emperor.

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    Aurangzeb disliked music and banned any form of music or dance in his kingdom in 1668. He was a simple man and devout Muslim who led a simple life. Officials were empowered to break musical instruments if anywhere they heard the sound of music. Musicians and dancers who gave up their profession were given allowances by the Emperor.


  1. Who among the following Sultans tried to prohibit sati ?









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    The earliest known attempt by a ruler to stop the practice of Sati took place during the rule of Muhammad Tughlaq in the 14th century. His policy toward the Hindus was conciliatory, and he had tried to introduce social reforms, such as the abolition of sati.

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    The earliest known attempt by a ruler to stop the practice of Sati took place during the rule of Muhammad Tughlaq in the 14th century. His policy toward the Hindus was conciliatory, and he had tried to introduce social reforms, such as the abolition of sati.



  1. Bijapur is known for its









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    Bijapur in Karnataka is known for Gol Gumbaz which is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah. It was completed in 1656 by the architect Yaqut of Dabul. The mausoleum has one of the biggest single chamber spaces in the world.

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    Bijapur in Karnataka is known for Gol Gumbaz which is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah. It was completed in 1656 by the architect Yaqut of Dabul. The mausoleum has one of the biggest single chamber spaces in the world.