(a) Women were generally considered mentally inferior and they had to obey
their husbands blindly.
(b) The Matsya Purana authorises the husband to beat his errant wife (though
not on the head and breasts) with a rope or split bamboo.
(c) Smriti writers say that girls were to be given away by their parents
between the ages of six and eight or between the eight year and attainment of
(d) Remarriage of widows is universally favoured by the lawmakers.
Which of the following statements is not correct about religion during AD
(a) The Sakti form of worship became popular in eastern India.
(b) The followers of Gorakhnatha, called Nathpanthis, denounced the caste
(c) Most of the Nathpanthis were Brahmins and the path they preached was
called tantra, which was open to all irrespective of caste.
(d) The belief grew that a worshipper could attain what he desired by uttering
magical words and making all kinds of mystic gestures.
The kingdom of which one of the following dynasties was also known as
Which of the following statements are correct about the property rights
during the period AD 800–1200?
(i) If a husband abandoned even a guilty wife, she was to be given
(ii) In order to preserve the property of a family, women were given the right
to inherit the property of their male relations.
(iii) A widow was entitled to inherit the property entirely if the husband had
(iv) Daughters also had the right to succeed to the properties of a widow.
Choose the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i, ii and iii