UPSC History The Gupta Empire Question Bank Post Gupta Period

  • question_answer Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists:
    List-I List-II
    (Authors) (Historical Kavyas)
    A. Hemachandra 1. Dvyasraya Kavya
    B. Jayanka 2. Navasahshank Charita
    C. Padmagupta 3. Prithviraja Vijaya
    D. Sandhyakar Nandi 4. Rama Charita
    Codes:

    A)             A-1       B-3       C-2       D-4

    B)             A-2       B-4       C-3       D-1

    C)             A-3       B-1       C-4       D-2

    D)             A-4       B-2       C-1       D-3

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

     The correct matchlist of authors and Kavyas is:
    Authors           Kavyas
    Hemachandra       Duyasraya Kavya
    Jayanka            Prithviraja Vijaya
    Padmagupta        Navasahshank Charita
    Sandhyakara Nandi Ramacharita
    Samrat Hemachandra Vikramaditya (also known as Hemu Vikramaditya, Raja Vikrama-ditya or simply Hemu) (1501 - 5 November 1556) was a Hindu emperor of north India during the sixteenth century AD. The Prithviraj Vijay is a contemporary account of the 12th century Kingdom of Ajmer ruled by the Chauhan clan. In 1192, outlying portions of the kingdom fell to invading Turks, and the capital Ajmer later in 1195, but other parts under the Chauhan Rajaputras continued to resist the invaders for more than a century. The text helps to dispel many myths from that period that have developed in later writings, for example the establishment of a Sufi shrine in Ajmer. He was the grandson of Pinaka Nandi and the son of Prajapati Nandi, the Sandhi-Vigrahika (minister of peace and war) of the Pala emperor Ramapala. He wrote the epic poem Ramacharitam.

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