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681 . Who was Nizammudin Auliya?
A famous Sufi saint. His Dargah is in Delhi.

682 . Which medieval ruler is reputed to be an author of almost 20 books on subjects as diverse as medicine, architecture and astronomy?
Raja Bhoja of the Paramara dynasty. The Paramara dynasty ruled over the Malwa region.

683 . What was the intoxicating drink that was consumed by the Rig Vedic Aryans during religious ceremonies?
Soma.

684 . What was Shivaji's council of ministers known as?
The Ashla Pradhan Mandal.

685 . What was the name of Babur's memoirs?
Tizuk-I-Baburi.

686 . Which party did Subhas Bose found?
Forward Bloc.

687 . The First Mughal Emperor of India was?
Babur

688 . Which was the capital of the kingdom of Magadha before Pataliputra?
Girivraja. Also called Rajagriha or Rajgir.

689 . Who was the founder of the Slave dynasty?
Qutbuddin Aibak.

690 . What were the main articles of trade of the Southern Kingdoms of the Cholas, the Cheras and the Pandyas?
Spices especially pepper, ivory, pearls, muslin and silk.
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691 . Which empire rose on the ruins of the empire of the Pallavas of Kanchi?
The Chola Empire.

692 . Who formulated the two nation theory?
M.A.Jinnah.

693 . Who won the battle of Talikota?
The Vijayanagara forces were comprehensively defeated and this eventually led to their downfall.

694 . What was the name of the famous tract of land that lay between the Saraswati and the Drishadvati?
Kurukshetra.

695 . The Indian social reformer who fought for the abolition of Sati was?
Rajaram Mohan Roy

696 . At what age did Mahavira abandon the world and become an ascetic?
At the age of 30 yrs.

697 . Taj Mahal was built by?
Shahjahan

698 . Who was the author of the play 'Mrichchhakatikam'?
Shudraka.

699 . He was a revolutionary, who was arrested by the British in the Maniktala bomb conspiracy. In 1910, he went to Pondicherry and led a life of a spiritualist. Who was he?
Aurobindo Ghosh.

700 . What prompted Jahangir to allow the English to set up a factory in Surat?
The British defeated the Portuguese naval squadrons. Jahangir wanted to use the English as a counter against the growing Portuguese power.
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701 . Why did all the Congress ministers resign in 1939?
The working committee of the Congress asked the British Government to state whether their war aims included the elimination of imperialism and the treatment of India as a free nation. The British did not give a satisfactory reply. Hence they all resigned.

702 . Who was the guru of Swami Vivekananda?
Ramakrishna Paramhansa. He was a saint who lived in Dakshineshwar in Bengal.

703 . The Indian king who fought the last Anglo-Mysore War against the English was?
Tipu Sultan

704 . In which year was emergency declared in post-independent India?
In 1975.

705 . The architect who designed the capital City of New Delhi was?
E.L.Lutyens

706 . Vishwambhara (Nimai) was responsible for the revival of Vaishnavism in Bengal. What was the name by which we know him?
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

707 . How many books or Mandalas does the Rig Veda contain?
Ten.

708 . What was the title assumed by Harsha when he ascended the throne?
Shiladitya

709 . Where is Fort William located?
Present day Kolkata.

710 . Who fought the second battle of Panipat?
Akbar and Himu.
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711 . How did Humayun die?
Humayun tumbled down the stairs of his library when he was responding to the call of muezzin for evening prayers.

712 . A ruling dynasty at Thanesar, (in modern Haryana), extended its authority over the feudatories of the Gupta Empire. Who was the ruler who achieved this?
Harsha.

713 . The Lady ruler who participated in the 1857 Revolt was?
Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi

714 . In ancient India handicraftsmen were organised into economic corporations or guilds. What were these Guilds called?
Shreni.

715 . Who were the adversaries at the Battle of Khanua?
It was fought between Babur and Rana Sanga.

716 . Akbar died in the year?
1605 Ad

717 . Who popularised the Young India Journal?
Mahatma Gandhi.

718 . Who were the'Nayanars' in Tamil Nadu?
They were devotees of Shiva who flourished between the sixth and ninth centuries.

719 . The period 1206 Ad to 1526 AD is known as?
The Delhi Sultanate

720 . Maharaja Ranjit Singh was born in?
1780 AD
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