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481 . During the reign of which Mughal Emperor was the peacock throne made?
Shah Jahan.

482 . What was the name of the dynasty that succeeded Mauryan dynasty?
The Shunga dynasty. (Pushyamitra founded this dynasty after he overthrew the Mauryan ruler)

483 . What was the title given to Mihr-un-nisa by Jahangir?
Nur Mahal (the light of the Palace). The title was later changed to Nur Jahan (Light of the World).

484 . Who was reputed to be the author of the following books: Priyadarshika, Ratnavali and Nagananda?
Harsha.

485 . Who was raised to the throne of Bengal after the Battle of Plassey?
Mir Jafar.

486 . Who is regarded as the first important King of the Gupta dynasty?
Chandragupta I.

487 . Nalanda and Vikramshila were very famous in ancient India. What was the reason for their fame?
These were the centres where the famous Buddhist Universities flourished.

488 . Akbar was succeeded by?
Jehangir

489 . For a while, Bhagavatism and Brahmanism were separate sects. How did the two merge into one?
When Krishna, the main deity of Bhagavatism, began to be identified with Vishnu, the main deity of Brahmanism, the two sects merged into one.

490 . The kingdom of South India well known for its Naval power was?
The Cholas
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491 . What was the result of the battle of Buxar?
The English won and established their supremacy in Bengal.

492 . Who is the author of the Telugu work'Amuktamalyada'?
Sri Krishnadevaraya, the greatest of the Vijayanagara rulers.

493 . Which part of India did the Arabs first conquer?
Sindh. Mohammed Ibn-Kasim, the nephew and son-in-law of the governor of Iraq, defeated Dahir Sen in 712 A.D.

494 . Where was Pataliputra situated?
It was situated at the confluence of the Gandak, the Son, and the Ganga. It is present-day Patna.

495 . Which work describes the romantic story of the marriage of Sanyogita the daughter of the Gahadavala king Jaichandra with Prithviraj Chauhan?
Prithviraja Raso.

496 . In the battle of Plassey, Lord Clive defeated?
Siraj-ud-Daula

497 . Who did the soldiers, who rebelled in Meerut, declare as the Emperor of India?
The soldiers set out for Delhi from Meerut where they were joined by the local infantry. Here they proclaimed Bahadur Shah as the Emperor of India.

498 . What was the name of Harsha's sister?
Rajyashri

499 . During whose Viceroyalty was the capital changed from Calcutta to Delhi?
Lord Hardinge (in 1912).

500 . Who initiated the celebration of the Ganapati Festival and the Shivaji Jayanti as social activities to awaken the people?
Lokamanya Tilak.
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501 . At which battle did Prithviraj Chauhan defeat Mohammed of Ghori?
In the first Battle of Tarain in 1190-91.

502 . At what age did Akbar ascend the thorne?
Thirteen years.

503 . During the rule of Tipu Sultan, what was the capital of Mysore?
Srirangapatnam.

504 . The ruler of Bihar conferred upon the young Farid a title. What was the title and why was it conferred upon him?
Sher Khan, for killing a tiger single-handed.

505 . Who was the judge who found Raghunath Rao Peshwa, guilty of murder and said,'No penalty other than death is prescribed for such a crime'?
Ram Shastri Prabhune.

506 . Who founded the'Mirat-ul-Akbhar', the first Journal in Persian and the'Banga-Dutta' a weekly in four Languages?
Raja Ram Mohan Roy.

507 . Who was the first Peshwa of the Maratha kingdom?
Balaji Vishwanath.

508 . Akbar sent a series of embassies to Rana Pratap. These were sent to persuade him to accept the suzerainty of the Mughals. Who led these embassies?
Man Singh, Bhagwan Das, Raja Todar Mal.

509 . Who handed over the leadership of the Independence Movement in East Asia to Subhas Chandra Bose?
Rash Behari Bose (on July 4, 1943).

510 . Who was the Arab traveller whose work on India is referred to as a mirror of 11'1 century India?
Alberuni.
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511 . What was the slogan adopted by the Muslim League at its Karachi Session in 1943?
Divide and Quit.

512 . The Jaina texts were finally compiled in the sixth century A.D. in Vallabhi in Gujarat. In which language were they written?
Prakrit.

513 . Timur or Tamerlane, a central Asian Turk (and an ancestor of Babur) invaded India and ransacked Delhi. Who was the ruler of Delhi at that time?
Sultan Mahmud Shah.

514 . What were the Indian soldiers in the English army called?
Sepoys.

515 . Whom did the ruler of Bijapur send to capture Shivaji?
Afzal Khan.

516 . Which city did Job Charnock establish?
Colcutta.

517 . How do we better know Mihr-un-nisa in Indian history?
NurJahan.

518 . Aligarh Muslim University was founded by?
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

519 . One of the chief sources of revenue from villages mentioned in the Ashokan inscriptions is the'Bhaga'. What is it?
Bhaga: King's share of the produce of the soil, usually l/6th. The other source of revenue was the Bali. The Bali was the land tribute paid to the King.

520 . What was the name of the son of King of Takshashila who offered Alexander help in invading India?
Ambhi. This was the first recorded instance of an Indian King turning traitor.
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