(d) There was a large-scale transfer of land revenue and lands for both secular
and religious purposes.
Which one of the following statements is not correct about the position of
agrarian classes?
(a) There were no restrictions on the practice of taking food from the Sudra
(b) A Brahmin who became a peasant was placed in the category of people
engaged in sinful acts.
(c) The dependent peasants who were sharecroppers outnumbered free
(d) The status of a free Vaishya peasant declined and he began to be viewed
as a Sudra.
Which one of the following was the most important consequence of the
ancient Indian feudal system?
(a) Stability in the caste system
(b) Development of handicrafts
(c) Extension of the arable land
(d) Development of trade and commerce
Which one of the following statements is not correct about the agrarian
system in post-Gupta period?
(a) Theoretically only the revenue from the land was granted to the feudatory
and not land itself.
(b) The grant was subject to reassignment on the death of the tenant.
(c) Once the grant was made it could not be confiscated by the king.
(d) The land held by feudatories tended to become hereditary.
Assertion and Reason
Mark (a) if both Assertion (A) and Reason (R) are true, and ‘R’ explains ‘A’.
Mark (b) if both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are true, but ‘R’ does not explain ‘A’.
Mark (c) if ‘A’ is true, but ‘R’ is false.
Mark (d) if ‘A’ is false, but ‘R’ is true.
Assertion (A): Harsha seems to have subjugated Kalinga.
Reason (R): Kalinga region used the Harsha era (ad 606) to record different