UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-4

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    Consider the following statements regarding Mughal rule.
    1. 'Petticoat government' refers to the early era when Bairun Khan ruled on Akbar's behalf.
    2. Jizya was lowered or raised at different times, but never abolished during Mughal rule.
    3. Akbar made clear distinction between positions of religious head and king.
    Which of the statements] given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  Only 3             

    C)  1 and 2           

    D) (d) None of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Petticoat government refers to the early era when Akbar's foster mother ruled on his behalf. Jizya was abolished by Akbar. Most Mughal kings were against it. Akbar issued the famous 'Infallibility Decree', which made him as the religious head as well as the king.

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