UPSC History Delhi Sultnat (Gulam, Khilji, Tughlak, Sayyed, Lodhi) Question Bank Medieval History

  • question_answer Consider the following statements in reference to the India's contacts with various kingdoms of South-East Asia during 800- 1200 AD:
    1. The kingdoms of South-East Asia acted as a kind of bridge for commercial and cultural contacts between India and outside world.
    2. These kingdoms were deeply influenced by Indian civilization and culture however they attained a distinctive culture of their own of a very high order.
    3. During this era, Arabs started displacing Indian traders and preachers in South-East Asia and started converting the people to Islam on a large scale.
    Which of the statements given above is/are not incorrect?

    A)  1 only             

    B)  1 and 2 only

    C)  2 and 3 only                

    D)  3 only

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     There is no evidence that during 800-1200 AD Arabs started to displace the Indian traders and preachers and started to convert the people of South-East asia to Islam on a large scale. Only Indonesia and Malaysia adopted Islam and it was a gradua process. Elsewhere in the region Buddhism continued to flourish.

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