Select the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i and ii
(b) i only
(c) ii only
(d) ii and iii
Which of the following statements are true about Guptan administration?
(i) The Gupta empire consisted of directly administered areas and areas ruled
autonomously by feudal chiefs and tributary kings.
(ii) The directly administered areas were divided into provinces, called desa
or bhukti.
(iii) The provinces were further subdivided into districts, called pradesa or
(iv) The Guptan administration was a highly centralised administration with a
large bureaucracy.
Select the answer from the codes given below:
(a) All of them
(b) i, ii and iii
(c) ii, iii and iv
(d) i, iii and iv
Which of the following statements about the agrarian structure of the Gupta
period are true?
(i) In the first half of the Gupta period, the king or the state claimed
theoretical ownership of the land, though in practice the peasants had
ownership rights.
(ii) The Poona Copper Plate of Prabhavatigupta provides us sufficient
evidence for land survey during the Gupta period.
(iii) An officer called pustapala was in-charge of land revenue collection at
the district level.
(iv) The Gupta inscriptions from Bengal and Bihar authorise the grantees to
make a further gift of their lands to others.
(v) The Gupta land grants in central India and western India give not only
fiscal rights but also rights of judicial administration to the recipients.
Select the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i, ii and iii