UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Vijayanagara society was very well developed and women were honoured in the society. Some statements regarding socio-economic conditions in Vijayanagara empire are mentioned below.
    1. Widow's life was pitiable and they were not allowed to remarry.
    2. Sati custom was prevalent in Vijayanagara. The women performed sati within 2 or 3 months of their husband's death.
    3. The custom of polyandry was common and the special characteristic was that wife was elder to the husband.
    4. The customs of divorce and remarriages were prevalent in the Vijayanagara society.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  2, 3 and 4                    

    B)  1, 3 and 4         

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Though widows life was pitiable, they were allowed to remarry. The custom of polyandry, divorce, remarriage were prevalent. Hence, Statement 1 is not correct and 2, 3 and 4 are correct.

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