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Test: The Making of Regional Cultures - Question 1

Jaipur is in which state

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The temple theatre of Kerala built by Chera borrowed stories from the

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The temple theatre of Kerala built by Chera borrowed stories from the Sanskrit epics. The Cheras drew upon Sanskritic traditions. The first literary works in Malayalam, dated to about the 12th century, are directly indebted to Sanskrit. The Lilatilakam, a fourteenth century text, dealt with grammar and poetics and was composed in Manipravalam - literally, diamonds and corals' referring to the two languages namely Sanskrit and the regional language.

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Lilatilakam deals with

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Lilatilakam is a book written by A. R. Raja Raja Verma. It's a account which deals with the grammar and poetics of the old form of malyalam language called Manipravalam language spoken in Kerala. "Manipravalam" means ruby-coral. This language is a mixture of regional language of Kerala and Sanskrit it is clear in its name as "mani" means "ruby" in tamil and "pravalam" means coral in sanskrit.

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Lilatilakam, was composed in

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Lilatilakam. Lilatilakam  is a 14th century Sanskrit-language treatise on the grammar and poetics of the Manipravalam language form, a precursor of the modern Malayalam language spoken in the Kerala state of India.

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Jagannatha temple is in

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The correct option is C.
The Shree Jagannath Temple of Puri is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath, a form of Vishnu, in Puri in the state of Odisha on the eastern coast.

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Viharas were related to

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A vihara usually refers to a Buddhist monastery that is inhabited by Buddhist monks. However, the term can have different meanings. For instance, in other religious texts, such as Hindu, Ajivika, and Jain, a vihara refers to a temporary dwelling place for wandering monks seeking refuge or rest during the rainy season.

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Attribution of living soul to plants, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena

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In 1230, Who dedicated his kingdom to the deity and proclaimed himself as the ?deputy? of the god

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Which state was called Rajputana by the British

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Rajasthan was actually a group of small Riyasats. It came into existence in 1950.

James Tod was the first one to use the name Rajasthan. He mentioned it in his book 'Annals and Antiquities of Rajast'han or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India'.

Prior to that the land was called as Rajputana by the Britishers in 1800. The place was never untied so there is no defined boundary of Rajputana. As there were more Rajput kings, this leads to the name Rajutana.

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