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NCERT Solution for Class 7 History Chapter 2 - New Kings and Kingdoms

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NCERT Solution for Class 7 History Chapter 2 - New Kings and Kingdoms Page/Excercise 28

Question 1

Match the following:

Gurjara-Pratiharas

Western Deccan

Rashtrakutas     

Bengal

Palas

Gujarat and Rajasthan

Cholas  

Tamil Nadu

 

Solution 1

Gurjara-Pratiharas

Gujarat and Rajasthan

Rashtrakutas     

Western Deccan

Palas

Bengal

Cholas  

Tamil Nadu

 

Question 2

Who were the parties involved in the tripartite struggle?

Solution 2

The tripartite struggle was fought between the Gurjara-Pratihara, Rashtrakuta and Pala dynasties for the control over the city of Kanauj.

Question 3

What were the qualifications necessary to become a member of a committee of the Sabha in the Chola Empire?

Solution 3

The qualifications required to serve as a member of a committee of the Sabha in the Chola Empire were as follows:

(i)  Ownership of land from which land revenue was collected.

(ii)  Ownership of a private home.

(iii)  Between 35 to 70 years of age.

(iv)  Knowledge of the Vedas.

(v)  Honesty and experience in administrative matters.

 

NCERT Solution for Class 7 History Chapter 2 - New Kings and Kingdoms Page/Excercise 29

Question 4

What were the two major cities under the control of the Chahamanas?

Solution 4

Two major cities controlled by the Chahamanas were Delhi and Ajmer.

Question 5

How did the Rashtrakutas become powerful?

Solution 5

Initially, the Rashtrakutas were vassals of the Chalukyas of Karnataka. However, in the middle of the eight century, Rashtrakuta chief Dantidurga defeated his Chalukya overlord and performed the hiranyagarbha ritual, establishing his right to rule. The hiranyagarbha right had a symbolic significance in the sense that it was believed to lead to the rebirth of a kshatriya. Hence, through a mixture of military prowess and ritualistic gestures, the Rashtrakutas became powerful in India.

Question 6

What did the new dynasties do to gain acceptance?

Solution 6

In order to gain acceptance, the new dynasties undertook several endeavours. Important amongst them was military warfare in order to carve out an independent kingdom, assuming of new grandiose titles and performance of religious rituals for being accepted within the Kshatriya fold.

Question 7

What kind of irrigation works were developed in the Tamil region?

Solution 7

The irrigation works that were developed in the Tamil region were as follows:

 

(i)      Wells were dug in several areas and tanks were built in order to collect rainwater.

 

(ii)    Forests were cleared on a large scale and land was leveled.

 

(iii)   Embankments were built in the delta region in order to prevent flooding and canals were built so that water could be transported to the fields.

 

Question 8

What were the activities associated with Chola temples?

Solution 8

The Chola temples often emerged as the centre around which human settlements would grow and the crafts industries would prosper. They were awarded land grants by the ruling classes, the produce from which would be utilised in order to pay the specialist workforce – the priests, garland makers, sweepers, musicians, cooks, dancers - that was necessary to maintain a temple complex. To encapsulate, under the Cholas, the temples were not only places of worship but also hubs of social, cultural and economic activities.

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