Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. Who amongst the following was the Last Guru of the Sikhs ?









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    Guru Gobind Singh was the Tenth of the Eleven Sikh Gurus. He contributed much to Sikhism; notable was his contribution to the continual formalisation of the faith. Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the living Sikh Gurus, initiated the Sikh Khalsa in 1699, passing the Guruship of the Sikhs to the Eleventh and Eternal Guru of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib.

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    Guru Gobind Singh was the Tenth of the Eleven Sikh Gurus. He contributed much to Sikhism; notable was his contribution to the continual formalisation of the faith. Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the living Sikh Gurus, initiated the Sikh Khalsa in 1699, passing the Guruship of the Sikhs to the Eleventh and Eternal Guru of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib.


  1. The basic purpose of the formulation Din-i-Ilahi was :









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    The Din-e Ilahi (Divine Faith) was a syncretic religious doctrine propounded by the Mughal emperor Akbar in year 1582 A.D., intending to merge the best elements of the religions of his empire, and thereby reconcile the differences that divided his subjects. It had to do purely with one’s faith, beliefs and convictions. It was essentially an ethical system, prohibiting such sins as lust, sensuality, slander, and pride and enjoining the virtues of piety, prudence, abstinence, and kindness.

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    The Din-e Ilahi (Divine Faith) was a syncretic religious doctrine propounded by the Mughal emperor Akbar in year 1582 A.D., intending to merge the best elements of the religions of his empire, and thereby reconcile the differences that divided his subjects. It had to do purely with one’s faith, beliefs and convictions. It was essentially an ethical system, prohibiting such sins as lust, sensuality, slander, and pride and enjoining the virtues of piety, prudence, abstinence, and kindness.



  1. Bahadur Shah was the









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    Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal Emperor who was deposed from the throne by the British on account of his being the leader of the 1857 Revolt and deported to Rangoon. This marked the end of the Mughal dynasty in Indian history.

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    Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal Emperor who was deposed from the throne by the British on account of his being the leader of the 1857 Revolt and deported to Rangoon. This marked the end of the Mughal dynasty in Indian history.


  1. What was the age of Akbar at the time of his coronation at Kalanaur ?









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    On January 24, 1556, Mughal ruler Humayun died and was succeeded by his son, Akbar who was only thirteen years old. On February 14, 1556, in a garden at Kalanaur in Punjab, Akbar was enthroned as the Emperor. At the time of his accession to the throne, Mughal rule was confined to Kabul, Kandahar, parts of Punjab and Delhi.

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    On January 24, 1556, Mughal ruler Humayun died and was succeeded by his son, Akbar who was only thirteen years old. On February 14, 1556, in a garden at Kalanaur in Punjab, Akbar was enthroned as the Emperor. At the time of his accession to the throne, Mughal rule was confined to Kabul, Kandahar, parts of Punjab and Delhi.



  1. Where is the Bada Imambara located?









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    Bara Imambara is an imambara complex in Lucknow, India, built by Asaf-ud-Daulah, Nawab of Lucknow, in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara.

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    Bara Imambara is an imambara complex in Lucknow, India, built by Asaf-ud-Daulah, Nawab of Lucknow, in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara.