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Who founded the Maratha Kingdom in the 17th century CE?
The Maratha Empire was founded by the Maratha warrior-hero Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, in the late 17th century. The Marathas are credited to a large extent for ending Mughal rule in India. Chhatrapati Shivaji was an aristocrat of the Bhosale clan.
Who among the following was associated with the Mughal Court as a physician to Prince Dara Shikoh?
Francois Bernier was briefly personal physician to Mughal prince Dara Shikoh. Dara Shikoh was the eldest son and heir-apparent of the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
To which dynasty did Razia Sultan, the first and last female ruler of Delhi Sultanate belong?
Mamluk dynasty was a dynasty established in Northern India by Qutb ud-Din Aibak.
Razia Sultana was the daughter of Iltumish, the third Muslim Turkic sultan of the Sultanate of Delhi.
Razia was the first and last Muslim lady to rule Delhi. She was a bold young woman, trained in military warfare and administration.
Chikankari is a traditional Indian embroidery style believed to have been introduced by Nur Jehan, the wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir. Which city is this craft associated with?
Chikankari is a traditional Indian embroidery style from Lucknow and is believed to have been introduced by Nur Jahan, the wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir. The literal meaning of the word Chikankari means embroidery which is delicate and shadow work type of embroidery.
Which of the following Muslim rulers enforced price control system?
Alauddin Khilji, the muslim ruler, enforced price control system for the first time. The primary reason of controlling the market by Alauddin was not to reduce the salary of his soldiers but to check the rising prices of different articles in terms of inflation. Alauddin did not fix the prices of the different articles lower than the prevalent prices of those articles in places around Delhi. Besides, the prices fixed by Alauddin were not very different from what we find then afterwards during the reign of Firoz Shah Tughlaq.
Which one of the following officers was the superintendent of port under the Mughals?
Administration under Akbar: The Mir-i-Bahar was incharge of customs and boats and ferry taxes, and port duties in coastal towns.
Which of the following is true about Firoz Shah Tughlaq?
Firoz Shah Tughlaq took a number of significant steps during his reign. He set up employment bureau, marriage bureau, built public hospitals. He also set up a department of public works which repaired old monuments and build new ones. Many new cities like Firozpur, Hissar-i-Firoza among others were built during his reign. He also established a charity department called Diwan-i-Khairat. A water clock and a sun clock were also constructed during his reign.
Consider the following.
The arrival of Babur into India led to the:
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Gunpowder was introduced much earlier in the subcontinent, probably in the 13th century by Mongols. Arch and dome architecture was widely prevalent during the Delhi Sultanate time much earlier than arrival of Babur, who established the Timurid dynasty in India in the 16th century.
In which battle did Maharana Sanga defeat Ibrahim Lodhi?
In 1517 A.D Maharana Sanga defeated Ibrahim Lodhi in the Battle of Khatoli. When Rana Sanga enroached his land, Ibrahim Lodhi led an army towards Mewar. Ibrahim Lodhi lost the war and was captured by enemies. On payment of ransom, he was released.
Arrange the following later Mughal rulers in chronological order.