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LET'S RECALL
Q.1. State whether true or false:
(a) Harishena composed a prashasti in praise of Gautamiputra Shri Satakarni.
Ans. False

(b) The rulers of Aryavarta brought tribute for Samudragupta.
Ans. False

(c) There were twelve rulers in Dakshinapatha.
Ans. True

(d) Taxila and Madurai were important centres under the control of the Gupta rulers.
Ans. False

(e) Aihole was the capital of the Pallavas.
Ans. False

(f) Local assemblies functioned for several centuries in south India.
Ans. True

Q.2. Mention three authors who wrote about Harshavardhana.
Ans. Three authors who wrote about Harshavardhanan were Banabhatta, Xuan Zang and Ravikirti.

Q.3. What changes do you find in the army at this time?
Ans. The changes which we find in the armies of this time are:

  • The king had a large and well organized armies consisting of elephants, chariots, cavalry and foot soldiers.
  • The soldiers used different kind of weapons - arrows, swords, spikes, etc.
  • It comprised military leaders who provided the king with troops whenever he needed them. 
  • The leaders or samantas were not paid salaries but were given grants of lands from which they collected revenue.
  • The revenue was used to maintain soldiers, horses and provide equipment for warfare.


Q.4. What were the new administrative arrangements during this period?
Ans. The new administrative arrangements during this period were:

  • Some important administrative posts were now hereditary means that sons succeeded fathers to these posts.
  • Sometimes, one person held many offices. For instance, besides being a maha-danda-nayaka, Harishena was a kumar-amatya, meaning an important minister, and a sandhi-vigrahika, meaning a minister of war and peace.
  • Important men had a say in the local administration. These included the nagara-shreshthi or chief banker/merchant of the city, the sarthavaha or leader of the merchant caravans, the parathama-kulika or the chief craftsman and the head of the Kayasthas or scribes.


LET'S DISCUSS

Q.5. What do you think Arvind would have to do if he was acting as Samundragupta?
Ans. If Aravind was acting as Samudragupta  he would have to:

  • Establish an efficient administration and a strong government.
  • Hear complaints and decide cases.
  • Lead the army and successfully plan his campaign in almost all parts of India.
  • Look after the welfare of the people.
  • He would also write poems and would play veena.

Q.6. Do you think ordinary people would have read and understood the prashastis? Give reasons for your answer.
Ans. No, the ordinary people would not understand the Prashastis because it was written in Sanskrit language, the language of the learned people.

LET'S DO
Q.7. If you had to make a genealogy for yourself, who are the people you would include in it? How many generations would you like to show? Make a chart and fill it.
Ans. If I have to make a genealogy of myself. I will include 4 generations (counting myself) The names are given in Alphabets.
NCERT Solutions - New Empires And Kingdoms Class 6 Notes | EduRev(a) I am (g) I am a small boy.
(b) My father is (E) and mother (E1).
(c) My grandfather (B) and grandmother (B1).
(d) My great grandfather is (a) and My great grandmother is (A1).

Q.8. How do you think wars affect the lives of ordinary people today?
Ans. In the present times, the wars will adversely affect the lives of the people
Example:
1. The economy of the country is disturbed and prices of the essential commodities also start booming.
2. There can be large scale destruction, caused due to air warfare.
3. Chemical warfare and use of nuclear bombs can affect not only the present generation but also many generations to come. It may also lead to environmental degradation.

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