(a) books and manuscripts
(b) revenue records at the district level
(c) records of land transactions at the district level
(d) municipal administration
What is the correct chronological order of the following lawmakers of ancient
(i) Manu
(ii) Narada
(iii) Medhatithi
(iv) Yajnavalkya
Choose the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i, ii, iv and iii
(b) iii, iv, i and ii
(c) i, iv, ii and iii
(d) iv, i, ii and iii
Where was the term ahara, literally meaning food for its holders, continued
to be used as an administrative unit during Gupta and post- Gupta periods?
(a) Western India
(b) Eastern India
(c) Northern India
(d) Central India
Consider the following statement of Manu: ‘The acceptance of an untilled
field by a Brahmin is less blamable than that of a tilled one.’ It points to the
fact that
(a) Brahmins should not accept either tilled or untilled land.
(b) Land grants to the Brahmins are disapproved by lawmakers.
(c) Land grants to the Brahmins comprised only untilled lands.
(d) Land grants to the Brahmins also served the purpose of extension of
The earliest land grant to a secular party, an aboriginal chief called
Pulindabhatta, was made by the
(a) Satavahanas
(b) Guptas
(c) Uccakalpas