||Alexander invaded India in
|02||The Mauryan Empire was established in||322 BC
|03||The First Mughal Emperor of India was||Babur
|04||Taj Mahal was built by
|05||Lala Lajpat Rai was also known as||Lion of Punjab
|06||Chandragupta II was also known as||Vikramaditya
|07||The city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by||Akbar
|08||The Red Fort in Delhi was built by||Shahjahan
|09||Battle of Panipat was faught in||1761 AD
|10||The first President of India was||Dr.Rajendra Prasad
|11||"Swaraj is my birthright!" was said by||Bal Gangadhar Tilak
|12||The capital of Mysore during the rule of Tipu Sultan was||Srirangapatnam
|13||Battle of Plassey was fought in||1757 AD
|14||The first Governor-General of Bengal under the East India Company was||Warren Hastings
|15||Ashoka was born in||269 BC
|16||Permanent settlement in Bengal was introduced by||Lord Cornwallis
|17||The last Governor-General of India was||C.Raja Gopalachari
|18||The first session of the Indian National Congress was held at||Bombay (Mumbai)
|19||Quit India Movement started in the year||1942 AD
|20||Sir Thomas Roe,English Ambassador, visited India during the reign of||Jahangir
|21||In the battle of Plassey, Lord Clive defeated||Siraj-ud-Daula
|22||The city of Calcutta was founded in||1690 AD
|23||The capital of king Vikramaditya's kingdom was||Ujjain
|24||The first Viceroy of India was||Lord Canning
|25||The name of the famous horse of Rana Pratap was||Chetak
|26||The Grand Trunk road was built during the reign of||Shersa Suri
|27||Tipu Sultan was born in||1750 AD
|28||Home Rule Movement was started by||Annie Besant
|29||Shivaji was crowned in||1664 AD
|30||East India Company was established in the year||1600 AD
||The capital city of ancient India was
||The first woman ruler in India was
||The capital of the Mauryan was
||The construction of Qutb Minar in Delhi was completed by
||Din-i-Ilahi was founded by
||Rabindranath tagore was born in
||The most famous king of Vijayanagar Empire was
||Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan was also known as
||Samudra Gupta is popularly known as
||Napolean of India
||The first Tamil hero who fought against the British was
||Akbar's tomb is situated at
||Gautama Buddha was the son of
||Shivaji's mother was
||Gandhiji's mother was
||The political teacher of shivaji was
||Timur invaded India in the year
||Mahmud Ghazni was the son of
||The city of Ahmedabad was established by
||Ahmed Shah I
||Rani padmini was
||Queen of Rana Ratna simha,the king of Chittoor
||The real name of Babar was
||The meaning of the word "Babar" is
||Vijayasthamba is located at
||Timur was the ruler of
||The Indian social reformer who fought for the abolition of Sati was
||Rajaram Mohan Roy
||The first British Governor General of free India was
||Dadabhai Naoroji was associated with the theory of
||"Drain of Wealth"
||The kingdom of South India well known for its Naval power was
||Aligarh Muslim University was founded by
||Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
||The first Indian ruler who prohibited Sati was
||The Mughal ruler who was to recruit Rajput nobles in his administration was
||The reforms announced by the British Govt.in 1909 are known as
||The Morle-Minto Reforms
||The architect who designed the capital City of New Delhi was
||At the time of independence, the number of princely states in India were
||The Indian Prime Minister known as "Man of Peace" was
||Lal Bahadur Shastri
||The Indian king who fought the last Anglo-Mysore War against the English was
||Kohinoor Diamond was taken away by
||The full name of Shahjehan was
||Khurram Shihabuddin Mohammed Shahjehan
||The Bardoli satyagraha was started by
||The founder of Arya Samaj was
||Swamy Dayanand Saraswati
||The Governor General who abolished Sati was
||Lord William Bentinck
||Bihar was earlier known as
||Agra was earlier known as
||"Harsha Charit" was written by
||Chandragupta Maurya spent the last days of his life at
||Jalianwala Bagh Massacre took place at
||Vijayanagar kingdom was situated on the banks of river
||In 1498,the sea route to india was discovered by
||King Bhoja was from the which dynasty
||The period 1206 Ad to 1526 AD is known as
||The Delhi Sultanate
||Agra city was founded by
||Vijaynagar Empire was founded by
||Harihara and Bukka
||The Vijayanagar kings fought frequent wars with the
||The last king of the Vijayanagar empire was
||Shankaracharya was associated with which movement
||Ramanuja preached the philosophy of
||The followers of Ramanuja are known as
||Kabir was the disciple of
||The founder of Sikh religion was
||Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodhi in the year
||Babar died in the year
||Humayun was defeated by
||Sher Shah Suri
||Humayun died at the age of
||Akbar was crowned in the year
||In the second battle of Panipat, Akbar defeated
||Akbar died in the year
||The original name of Nurjahan was
||Jehangir was known for his
||Jehangir died in the year
||Aurangzeb was the son of
||Aurangzeb died in the year
||The first Guru of the sikhs was
||Guru Nanak Dev
||The tenth Guru of the sikhs was
||Guru Gobind Singh
||Amritsar was founded by
||Guru Ram Das
||The Golden Temple was built by
||Guru Arjan Dev
||The Akal Takht was built by
||Guru Gobind Singh was born in
||The `Khalsa' at Anandpur Sahib was founded by
||Guru Gobind Singh
||Maharaja Ranjit Singh was born in
||Bahadur Shah Zafar died in the year
||Shivaji died at age of
||In tne year 1798,who was appointed as the Governor-General
||Wellesley started the policy of
||Dalhousie became the Governor-General in
||The first war of Indian Independence fought in 1857 is also known as
||The Sepoy Mutiny
||The Lady ruler who participated in the 1857 Revolt was
||Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi
||The Indian Association was formed in 1876 at
||The Indian National Congress was formed in
||The Rowlatt Act was passed in the year
||The Jalianwala Bagh Massacre took place in the year
||The movement launched in 1920 is known as
||The Non-Co-operation Movement
||The Simon Commission came to India in the year
||Chandragupta Maurya was succeeded by
||Ashoka invaded Kalinga in the year
||Ashoka died in the year
||Ashoka ruled for a period of
||The last king of Maurya dynasty was
||Chandragupta was succeeded by
||The Iron Pillar near Qutb Minar was erected by
||Fahien, a Chinese traveller visited india during the reign of
||Harshavardhana ascended the throne at the age of
||Harshavardhana was defeated by
||The Chinese traveller who visited India during the reign of Harshavardhana was
||Akbar was succeeded by
||Jehangir was succeeded by
||In ancient times this river was called Shatadru. How do we know it now?
||In the Rigveda there is a reference to the "Dasharajna Yuddha". What does this refer to?
||It was a battle of 10 kings fought between Sudasa, a king of the Tritsu family on one side, and a confederacy of 10 tribes on the other. It was fought on the banks of the Parushni (Ravi). Sudasa defeated his enemies in this battle.
||Who was the ruler of the territory between the Jhelum and the Ravi when Alexander invaded India?
||Paurava or Porus as the Greeks called him.
||When Porus surrendered to Alexander, Alexander asked him how he wished to be treated. What was Porus' reply?
||"As one King would treat another". This was his famous reply that has become a classic. Hearing this Alexander not only reinstated Porus on the throne, but he also added territories towards the east and domains of many republican states to the existing kingdom of Porus (according to Plutarch).
||Who was Megasthenes?
||Megasthenes was the Greek ambassador to the Mauryan Court.
||Who sent Megasthenes as his ambassador to the Mauryan Court?
||Where did Seleucus Nikator rule?
||Babylon. He gradually extended his empire from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indus.
||Whom did Chandragupta Maurya defeat to establish his kingdom?
||The Nanda dynasty of Magadha.
||Who helped Chandragupta Maurya defeat the Nanda
||Kautilya also called Chanakya.
||Of which territories was Ashoka the Viceroy before he became the king?
||Taksha-Shila and Ujjain.
||"Beloved of the gods" and "of amiable appearance". Ashoka used these titles in his inscriptions. Can you give the original titles?
||"Devanampiya" and "Piyadassi" (Devanampriya and Priyadarshin).
||What was unique about the personal bodyguards of the Maurya rulers?
||They were women.
||Who was the last Maurya King?
||Who overthrew Brihadratha?
||Pushyamitra, who was his Commander-in-chief.
||What was the name of the dynasty that succeeded Mauryan dynasty?
||The Shunga dynasty. (Pushyamitra founded this dynasty after he overthrew the Mauryan ruler)
||From which source have historians got some details of the overthrow of the Mauryan dynasty?
||Bana's Harshacharita written almost eight centuries after the event.