(d) kali age
Social relations in ancient India were based on
(a) varna, kula, asrama and samskara,
(b) varna, kula and asrama.
(c) varna, kula and samskara.
(d) varna, asrama and samskara.
Patanjali refers to a special category of Sudras, who, because of their actual
status, were regarded as clean and therefore not polluting. Identify them
(a) Khattiya
(b) Gahapati
(c) Aniravasita
(d) Vratyas
In relation to the post-Gupta period which of the following statements are
(i) There is a rush for fabrication of genealo-gies proving the Suryavamsi or
Chandravamsi origin of local dynasties after eighth and ninth centuries AD,
(ii) To prove that a land grant was legally valid, genealogies were given in
the inscription.
(iii) It was only the Brahmins, who couid provide genealogies to the new
(iv) The rise and multiplication of small, regional kingdoms during this
period provided both work and status for the geneal-ogists.
Choose the answer from the codes below.
(a) i, ii and iv
(b) i, iii and iv
(c) ii, iii and iv
(d) All ofthem
Certain classes of outcastes seem to have gained their unenviable position
through the growth of the sentiment of non-violence. Match such groups in
List I with their professions in List II and choose the answer from the codes
given below the lists.
          List I                          List II
      (i) Nisada                      (A) Hunter
      (ii) Kaivarta                   (B) Fisherman