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Indian History GK Questions and Answers in English

1. Bhakt Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal emperor?

2. Who was called Zinda Pir (living saint) in Mughal india?

3. Who was the Afghan ruler of India who se administrative system was emulated by the British?

4. Who organised a Maratha confederacy against the English leading to theThird Anglo Maratha War?

5. What was the original name of Tan sen, the most famous musician at the court of Akbor?

6. Which Indian ruler established embassies in foreign countries on modern lines?

7. Which Rajput dunasties did not surrender to Akbar?

8. Which first Europeans came to India?

9. Sirajuddaulah was defeated by Lord Clive in which battle?

10. Which ruler had granted Diwani to the East India company?

11. Who was the first Sultan of Delhi to introduce the practice of ‘Sijda?

12. Which Sultan of Delhi imposed Jazfya on the Brahmins also?

13. What is the name by which Ashoka is generally referred to in his inscriptions?

14. During which reign did both Vardha man Mahavira and Gautama Buddha preach their doctrines?

15. Which dynasty was associated with Gandhara school of Art?

16. During which reign was the Purana Qila constructed?

17. Which Gupta ruler was equally great in the art of peace, wars and personal accomplishment?

18. Who destroyed the group of Forty Nobles?

19. The Mansabdari system introduced by Akbar from which system was it borrowed from?

20. Which are Tile earliest Buddhist literature that deal lwith the stories of the various birth of Buddha?

21. Which Mughal Emperor gave land for the construction of the Golden Temple at Amritsar?

22. Which Gupta King is famous for his courageous stand against the Hunas?

23. Which decisive battle was fought during the Third Carnatic war between the English and the French?

24. Purushsukta is a part of which veda?

25. Who was the president of the First Buddhist Council held at Rajagriha?

26. In which year was the Indus Valley Civilsation discovered?

27. What was Sher Shah’s real name?

28. During whose reign did the Mongols first invaded India?

29. Under whose reign did Mughal Empire extend up to Tamil territory in the South?

30. Who has been called the ‘Napoleon of India’?

31. By whom was Nishat Garden built?

32. Where did Shahjahan build the Moti Masjid?

33. What was the language of the Sata vahana inscriptioin?

34. Who was the founder of the Nanda dynasty?

35. Which Mughal emperor’s tomb is outside India?

36. Shishunaga dynasty is credited to have destroyed which mahajanpada?

37. Mughal dynasty was to Bahadur Shah Zafar-as what was Lodi dyna sty to?

38. Which Mughal emperor prohibited the use of tobacco?

39. The kingdom of vijayanagar came into existence during which reign?

40. Who in ancient India assumed the title amitraghata?

Indian History GK Questions and Answers in English

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