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deity.Q8. Explain how access to property sharpened social differences between men andwomen in ancient times.Q9. Explain the teaching of Buddha. Q10. Describe the Various efforts made by scholars to reconstruct the history of thecity and the empire from the ruins of Hampi up to the 20
century.Q11. Why did travelers, who came to India, some times took social inequalities forgranted as a natural state of affairs? Explain.Q12. “Historians find it particularly a difficult task to understand a text as cowper asthe Mahabharata” Justify this statement.Q13. Explain what happened to the Amravati Stupa and why? Q14. Explain how the people of Vijaynagar obtained water for their needs. Q15. Explain the sources for reconstructing the history of the Mouryan Empire. Q16. Explain the importance of new questions and debate that began from the sixthcentury B C E regarding Vedic traditions and practices of sacrifices.
PART – C
Q17. Explain the teaching of Guru Nanak. Did he wish to establish new religion?
Explain the textual traditions regarding religions beliefs.Q18. Explain the importance of ‘Sacred Centre’ in Vijaynagar with special emphasis of Gopuram and Mandapas.
Compare and contrast the perspectives from which lbn Battuta and Bernier writeaccounts of traveling in India.
(Sources based questions)Q19. For men the Manusmriti declares there are seven means of acquiring wealth :