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361 . One of the more interesting causes for a battle fought in Indian history has been vividly described by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in his epic Padmavat. What, according to Malik Muhammad Jayasi was the cause of the battle?
That Allaudin Khalji invaded Chittor because he was infatuated by Padmini, the queen of Rana Ratan Singh of Mewar.

362 . Who was the only Indian ruler who never alied himself with the British to fight against other Indian rulers?
Tipu Sultan.

363 . Who was Gorakhshanath, popularly known as Gorakhnath?
Gorakhnath popularized the practice of Hathayoga throi AD. throughout India. He lived in the 10lh - 11th century

364 . Which French Governor has been given the credit of using Indian Sepoys in his army?
Dupleix.

365 . Which was the first state of India to be formed on the basis of language?
Andhra Pradesh.

366 . In the second battle of Panipat, Akbar defeated?
Himu

367 . What did Swami Dayananda Saraswati regard as infallible?
The Vedas. He considered them to be the fountain of knowledge.

368 . Who helped Humayun save himself after the Battle of Chausa?
A water carrier helped Humayun cross the Ganga and to safety.

369 . Chandragupta Maurya spent the last days of his life at?
Sravanabelagola

370 . Why was the Indus Valley Civilisation originally called the Harappan Civilisation?
It was so called because the first site of this civilization was discovered (in 1921) at the modern site of Harappa, in present day Pakistan.
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371 . Who were the Siddhis?
They were people of Abyssinian descent who were put in charge of important forts like Raigarh, Dabhol and Ratnagiri by Aurangzeb. They were a maritime power and constant source of problems for the Marathas.

372 . According to tradition who was the guru of Kabir?
Ramananda.

373 . Who built the rock-cut temples at Ellora?
The Rashtrakuta king, Krishna I.

374 . He was popularly known as Sher-1-Punjab. He founded the weekly'The People'. He died due to the injuries he received from a brutal lathi charge by the police when protesting against the Simon Commission. Who was he?
LalaLajpatRai.

375 . Timur invaded India in the year?
1398 AD

376 . How did Tipu Sultan die?
He died fighting the English on May 4, 1799?

377 . What was the unique mode of protest of the population of Chirala (in present day Andhra Pradesh) against the British?
The whole town refused to pay the municipal tax and moved out of the village.

378 . The Jalianwala Bagh Massacre took place in the year?
1919 AD

379 . Who was the twenty-fourth and the last Tirthankara of the Jains?
Vardhamana Mahavira

380 . The first session of the Indian National Congress was held at?
Bombay (Mumbai)
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381 . During the reign of Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq, where was his son Muhammad Tughlaq posted?
Deogir.

382 . King Bhoja was from the which dynasty?
Pratihara

383 . What was the Poona Pact?
The pact between Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar. This pact was against the separate electorates announced by the British.

384 . He was born in 1888 in Mecca. He was a scholar of Arabic, Persian, Urdu and fluent in Islamic theology. He was the education minister in Nehru's cabinet. Who was he?
Abdul Kalam Azad.

385 . What is common to the following: Kumarasambhava, Ritusamhara, Raghuvamsham and Meghdootam?
They are all works of Kalidasa.

386 . Where did Mahatma Gandhi establish his first ashram in India?
At Sabarmati, Ahmedabad.

387 . When did the first invasion of Mahmud of Ghazni take place?
1000 A.D.

388 . The followers of Ramanuja are known as?
Vaishnavas

389 . The word 'Aryan' originates from the Sanskrit word 'Arya'. What was the meaning of the word?
Of good family.

390 . When did the Gupta era begin in India?
In 320 A.D., after Chandragupta of the Gupta dynasty.
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391 . What does the term Bhagavata relate to?
CC.

392 . What was unique about the ascension to the throne by Gopala, the founder of the Pala dynasty in Gauda (present day West Bengal)?
He was not a hereditary ruler, but was elected by the people to rule over them.

393 . Why did Ashoka exempt the village of Lumbini from 'Bali' (tribute paid to the king)?
Because this was the birthplace of Gautama Buddha.

394 . To whom did Akbar assign the task to translate the Bible (Gospel) into Persian?
AbulFazl.

395 . The Sikhs were organised into a confederacy of 12 units. What was the term given to these units?
Misl.

396 . The city of Ahmedabad was established by?
Ahmed Shah I

397 . Which is a very important source of information for the social, political and economic life of the people living in the Tamil Naidu area in the early Christian era?
Sangam literature.

398 . Who succeeded Rana Udai Singh to the throne of Mewar?
Rana Pratap (in 1572).

399 . How do we better know Ulugh Khan in Indian history?
Balban.

400 . The Indian National Congress was formed in?
1885 AD

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