SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

  • question_answer
    The Archaeological Survey of India was established during the period of:

    A)  Warren Hastings

    B)  Lord Wellesley.

    C)  Lord Canning

    D)  William Bentinck

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Archaeological and historical pursuits in India started with the efforts of Sir William Jones, who put together a group of antiquarians to form the Asiatic Society on 15th January 1784 in Calcuta. The Archaeological Survey of India was eventually formed in 1861 by a statute passed into law by Lord Canning with Cunningham as the first Archaeological Surveyor. To this day, Alexander Cunningham is revered 'as the "Father of Indian Archaeology".

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