Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. Which of the following aspects is not common to both Bhakti movement and Sufi movement?









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    The Bhakti Movement stressed on the mystical union of the individual with God. The sufi movement laid great emphasis on love and devotion as the bond between God and the individual soul. The stress was on direct communion with God and forsaking dogmatic rituals

    Correct Option: B

    The Bhakti Movement stressed on the mystical union of the individual with God. The sufi movement laid great emphasis on love and devotion as the bond between God and the individual soul. The stress was on direct communion with God and forsaking dogmatic rituals


  1. Which of the following powers did not fight for the Tungabhadra Doab ?









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    The kingdoms of Golconda and Ahmednagar did not contend for the Tungabhadra Doab.

    Correct Option: C

    The kingdoms of Golconda and Ahmednagar did not contend for the Tungabhadra Doab.



  1. Which of the following is associated with Sufi saints ?









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    A khanqah also known as a ribat is a building designed specifically for gatherings of a Sufi brotherhood, or tariqa, and is a place for spiritual retreat and character reformation. In the past, and to a lesser extent nowadays, they often served as hospices for Sufi travelers (salik) and Islamic students (talib). Khan-qahs are very often found adjoined to dargahs (shrines of Sufi saints), mosques and madrasas (Islamic schools).

    Correct Option: C

    A khanqah also known as a ribat is a building designed specifically for gatherings of a Sufi brotherhood, or tariqa, and is a place for spiritual retreat and character reformation. In the past, and to a lesser extent nowadays, they often served as hospices for Sufi travelers (salik) and Islamic students (talib). Khan-qahs are very often found adjoined to dargahs (shrines of Sufi saints), mosques and madrasas (Islamic schools).


  1. The most important Sufi shrine in India is at









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    Ajmer is famous for the Dargah Sharif of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti which is situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill, and consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards, including a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Akbari Mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It contains the domed tomb of the saint. Akbar and his queen used to come here by foot on
    pilgrimage from Agra every year in observance of a vow when he prayed for a son.

    Correct Option: C

    Ajmer is famous for the Dargah Sharif of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti which is situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill, and consists of several white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards, including a massive gate donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Akbari Mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It contains the domed tomb of the saint. Akbar and his queen used to come here by foot on
    pilgrimage from Agra every year in observance of a vow when he prayed for a son.



  1. The battle that led to the foundation of Muslim power in India was









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    The Battles of Tarain, also known as the Battles of Taraori, were fought in 1191 and 1192 near the town of Tarain, near Thanesar in present-day Haryana, between the Muslim Ghurid army led by Sultan Shahabuddin Muhammad Ghauri and the Hindu Rajput army led by Prithviraj Chauhan. Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated in the Second Battle of Tarain which led the foundation of the Sultanate of Delhi. Delhi re-
    mained under Muslim rule for over six centuries till 1857.

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    The Battles of Tarain, also known as the Battles of Taraori, were fought in 1191 and 1192 near the town of Tarain, near Thanesar in present-day Haryana, between the Muslim Ghurid army led by Sultan Shahabuddin Muhammad Ghauri and the Hindu Rajput army led by Prithviraj Chauhan. Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated in the Second Battle of Tarain which led the foundation of the Sultanate of Delhi. Delhi re-
    mained under Muslim rule for over six centuries till 1857.