|Consider the following statement:|
|1. Akbar prohibited sati-the immolation of widow on husband's pyre|
|2. Akbar discouraged child marriage and encouraged widow remarriage among the Hindus|
|Which of the statements given above is/are correct?|
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) neither 1 nor 2
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] Akbar discouraged child marriage and encouraged widow remarriage among the Hindus. He prohibited the custom of Sati or the burning of Hindu widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands. It is clear from above that Akbar deliberately followed a policy of conciliating the Hindus and thereby wining over their allegiance to his state. It is a matter of history that the reversal of this policy by Aurangzeb was one of the important causes of the downfall of the Mughal Empire.
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