UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-9

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    Examine the following statements regarding the Gurjara Pratihara dynasty of India from early medieval history.
    1. Pratiharas were based in South-East of India.
    2. Cavalry of Pratiharas was considered to be the best in India during that time.
    3. The early history of the Pratihara is found in Gwalior Inscription.                         
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3            

    C)  Only 1             

    D)         Only 3

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The Gurjara Pratihara was an Indian Gurjara imperial dynasty that ruled much of Northern India from the 6th to 11th centuries. The Pratihara were a branch of the famous Gurjara tribe, who came in large numbers to ' India, during the Hunas invasion from Central Asia. The early history of Pratihara is preserved in the Gwalior Inscription of Bhoja, the 7th king of the dynasty. Kannauj was the capital of Gurjara Pratiharas. The word Pratihara means producer or who takes over the enemy of opponent and was used by Gurjara Pratihara rulers as self- designation.

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