SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    In the context of ancient Indian history, what are  pariplava-akhyanas?

    A)  Verdicts given by village elders at the judicial assemblies

    B)  Recitations of the priest during the wedding ceremony

    C)  Rules and regulations prescribed for the conduct of king towards his subjects

    D)  Recitations of narrative stories in the context of sacrifices

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [d] The ?Pariplava? was a revolving, recurrent, cycle of narratives incorporating ?akhyanas?. These were narrated at specific points in the ritual, in part to fill in the time between the rites. They were recited by the hotr, or later by the pauranika sauti, the brad familiar with old narratives. Power and fertility are common themes.

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