Quiz # 18



#1 The famous Peacock Throne of Shah Jahan was taken away in 1739 by?

It was commissioned in the early 17th century by emperor Shah Jahan and was located in the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audiences, or Ministers’ Room) in the Red Fort of Delhi. The original throne was subsequently captured and taken as a war trophy in 1739 by the Persian emperor Nadir Shah, and has been lost since.

#2 The famous Bhakti saint who belonged to the royal family of Mewar was?

Meera, also known as Meera Bai or Mirabai (1498-1546) was a Hindu mystic poet of the Bhakti movement. She referred to the Lord, whom she saw as her husband, with different names like Satguru, Prabhu Ji, Girdhar Nagar, Krishna. She even called him the husband of her soul. Due to her mother, her in-laws disapproved of her public singing and dancing as she belonged to a Royal Family of Mewar and was a princess.

#3 What does Jahangir mean?

Jahangir or Jangir (Persian: جهانگیر‎, “king of the world”) is a Persian male given name. Jahan means world or universe. In the Turkish language, its form is Cihangir. In many English speaking countries, Jahangir can also be spelled as “Jangir” or “Jangear”

#4 Humayun Nama was written by?

Writing of Humayun Nama Akbar asked his aunt to write whatever she remembered about her brother’s life. Gulbadan Begum took the challenge and produced a document titled Ahwal Humayun Padshah Jamah Kardom Gulbadan Begum bint Babur Padshah amma Akbar Padshah. It came to be known as Humayun-nama.

#5 The French East India company was Founded in?

Jean-Baptiste Colbert founded the French East India Company in 1664. The initial attempts of the company to found a successful colony on Madagascar got failed. In 1667, under Francis Caron, the company established first factory at Surat and second factory was established at Masulipattanam a year later.



August 7, 2019

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