UPSC History The Gupta Empire Question Bank Post Gupta Period

  • question_answer Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer by from the codes given below the lists:
    List -I List -II
    A. Fa-hien 1. Indian had no sense of history
    B. Alberuni 2. There was no provision of death sentence
    C. Heiun Tsang 3. Indian yield more than fairness required

    A)             A-2       B-1       C-3

    B)             A-1       B-2       C-3

    C)             A-3       B-2       C-1

    D)             A-1       B-3       C-2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Fa-hien - there was no provision of death sentence. Albenini - Indian had no sense of history. Heiun-Tsang - Indian yield more than fairness required. Both Fa-hien and Hiuen Tsang had seen several stone staictures built by Ashoka in Pataliputra. These structures were intact when Fa-hien stayed in the city for three years to leam Sanskrit during 399 and 415 AD. Alberuni (973 - 1048 and Firdausi), "commissioned" by Mahmud of Ghazni to produce his monumental commentary on Indian philosophy and culture Kitab fl tahqiq ma li'1-hind. "'In his search for pure knowledge, he is undoubtedly one of the greatest minds in Islamic history" Romila Thapar calls him "perhaps the finest intellect of central Asia ... His observations on Indian conditions, systems of knowledge, social norms, religion... are probably the most incisive made by any visitor to India."

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