Harisena, also Harishena or Hirisena, was a 4th-century Sanskrit poet, panegyrist, and government minister. He was an important figure in the court of the Gupta emperor, Samudragupta. His most famous poem, written c. 345 CE, describes the bravery of Samudragupta and is inscribed on the Allahabad Pillar.
The eighth-century tripartite power struggle was among which of the following?
Megasthenes was an ancient Greek historian, diplomat and Indian ethnographer and explorer in the Hellenistic period. He described India in his book Indika. Megasthenes knew about the Pandyan dynasty around 300 BCE. He described it in his book Indika, as occupying the portion of India, which is southward and extends to the sea. He had stated that it had 365 villages, each of which was expected to meet the needs of the royal household for one day in a year. He described the queen of Pandyan Kingdom at that time, as Pandaia, as a daughter of Heracles.
Who among the following wrote commentaries on Harshavardhana's administration and the court life in Kannauj?
The Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang visited India during the period of emperor Harsha. Harsha called a religious assembly at Kannauj to honour him. Hiuen Tsang presided over that assembly. He also participated in one of the religious assemblies called by Harsha at Prayag after that. He left India in 644 A.D.
The land measures of the Second Pandyan Empire was mentioned in
The Thalavaipuram copper plate, belonging to the period between 1018 and 1054 brought out by the Pandya kings, describes giant waves, most possibly a tsunami. And there is more hyperbole: the valiant Pandya kings “stopped” the tsunami. An earlier copper plate, the Seevaramangalam plate of 784 AD, also talks about a tsunami.
Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?
The Rigveda is the oldest and the most highly valued work of the Hindus. This Samhita (Collection) is unique in its nature. In fact, it is not a book, but a compilation composed of several books which can be individually distinguished from each other. The present from of this Samhita clearly indicates that the collection is not a single work, but consists of older and later elements.
Which of the following cities was founded by Krishnadevaraya?
The ruler of Tuluva dynasty, Sri Krishnadevaraya founded the town Nagalapur (near Vijayanagar) in the memory of his mother Nagala Devi and built tanks, temples, gopurams, etc. in various parts of the empire. He was known as Andhara Bhoja or Abhinav Bhoja.
Which Rashtrakuta ruler built the famous Kailash temple of Shiva at Ellora?
The Kailasa temple (Cave 16) is one of the 34 cave temples and monasteries known collectively as the Ellora Caves. Its construction is generally attributed to the eighth century Rashtrakuta king Krishna I ( r . c. 756 – 773)