Which of the following statements is incorrect about judicial administration
under Guptas?
(a) Theft and adultery came under criminal law.
(b) Disputes regarding various types of property came under civil law.
(c) The king tried cases with the help of Brahmin priests.
(d) The guilds of artisans, merchants and others were governed by general
civil laws.
Consider the following statements:
(i) The village headman continued to be important in Gupta times.
(ii) Village headman managed the village affairs with the assistance of elders.
(iii) No land transactions could be effected without his consent.
(iv) In the urban administration organised professional bodies were given
considerable share.
Of these:
(a) i and ii are true
(b) ii, iii and iv are true
(c) i, ii and iv are true
(d) All are true
The Gupta charters contained royal seal with an emblem. What is the figure
in the emblem?
(a) Garuda
(b) Varaha
(c) Lakshmi
(d) Bull
Consider the following statements:
(i) Religious functionaries were granted land, free of tax forever.
(ii) The beneficiaries were authorised to col- lect from the peasants all the
taxes which could have otherwise gone to the emperor.
(iii) The villages granted to the beneficiaries could not be entered by royal
agents, retainers, etc.
(iv) In several areas the beneficiaries were also empowered to punish the
Of these:
(a) i and ii are true