Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. The Sikh military sect ‘the Khalsa’ was introduced by—









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    Khalsa is the collective body of Singhs and Kaurs represented by the five beloved-ones and is the final temporal Guru/leader of the Sikhs. It was inaugurated on March 30, 1699, by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. The Khalsa is responsible for all executive, military and civil authority.

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    Khalsa is the collective body of Singhs and Kaurs represented by the five beloved-ones and is the final temporal Guru/leader of the Sikhs. It was inaugurated on March 30, 1699, by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. The Khalsa is responsible for all executive, military and civil authority.


  1. The first muslim women who ruled Northern India was









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    Razia Sultana was the Sultana of Delhi in India from 1236 to May 1240. She succeeded her father Shams-ud-din Iltutmish to the Sultanate of Delhi in 1236. Iltutmish became the first sultan to appoint a woman as his successor when he designated his daughter Razia as his heir apparent. Razia was the first and last women ruler of Delhi Sultanate.

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    Razia Sultana was the Sultana of Delhi in India from 1236 to May 1240. She succeeded her father Shams-ud-din Iltutmish to the Sultanate of Delhi in 1236. Iltutmish became the first sultan to appoint a woman as his successor when he designated his daughter Razia as his heir apparent. Razia was the first and last women ruler of Delhi Sultanate.



  1. Krishna Deva Raya was a contemporary of









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    Krishna Deva Raya was an Emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire who reigned from 1509–1529 CE. The time period of Babur’s reign in India was from 1526 to 1530.

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    Krishna Deva Raya was an Emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire who reigned from 1509–1529 CE. The time period of Babur’s reign in India was from 1526 to 1530.


  1. What was the name of the Hall of Worship constructed by Akbar?









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    The Ibadat Khana was a meeting house built in 1575 CE by the Mughal Emperor Akbar at his palace in Fatehpur Sikri to gather religious leaders of many faiths in discussion. He built it originally as a debating house open only to Sunni Muslims, but following a series of petty squabbles which turned ugly, Akbar encouraged Hindus, Roman Catholics and even atheists to participate. Religious leaders and philosophers from around this diverse empire, as well as those passing through, were invited to Akbar's Thursday evening discussions.

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    The Ibadat Khana was a meeting house built in 1575 CE by the Mughal Emperor Akbar at his palace in Fatehpur Sikri to gather religious leaders of many faiths in discussion. He built it originally as a debating house open only to Sunni Muslims, but following a series of petty squabbles which turned ugly, Akbar encouraged Hindus, Roman Catholics and even atheists to participate. Religious leaders and philosophers from around this diverse empire, as well as those passing through, were invited to Akbar's Thursday evening discussions.



  1. The French East India Company was founded in









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    The French East India Company was a commercial enterprise, founded in 1664 to compete with the British and Dutch East India companies in the East Indies. Planned by Jean-Baptiste Colbert, it was chartered by King Louis XIV for the purpose of trading in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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    The French East India Company was a commercial enterprise, founded in 1664 to compete with the British and Dutch East India companies in the East Indies. Planned by Jean-Baptiste Colbert, it was chartered by King Louis XIV for the purpose of trading in the Eastern Hemisphere.