Quiz # 34



#1 Who wrote the biography of Harshavardhana?

Ratnavali and Priyadarshika are the famous comedies in classical style written by him. Banabhatta, the author of Harsha-Charita and Kadambari, was the court poet of Harsha. Maurya and Bhartrihari, the authors of Mayurashataka and Vakyapadiya, respectively, also lived in the court of Harsha.

#2 Sir Thomas Roe visited the court of?

In 1614, Roe was elected Member of Parliament for Tamworth. From 1615 to 1618, he was ambassador to the court at Agra, India, of the Great Mughal Ruler, Jahangir. The principal object of the mission was to obtain protection for the East India Company`s factory at Surat.

#3 Which one of the following battles was fought between Babur and the Rajputs in 1527?

The Battle of Khanwa was fought near the village of Khanwa, in Bharatpur District of Rajasthan, on March 16, 1527. It was fought between the invading forces of the first Mughal Emperor Babur and the Rajput forces led by Rana Sanga of Mewar, after the Battle of Panipat.

#4 Which of the following ladies wrote an historical account during the Mughal period?

Gulbadan Begum (1523-1603) was a Perso-Turkic Princess, the daughter of Emperor Babur. She is most known as the author of Humayun Nama, the account of the life of her brother, Humayun.

#5 One of the greatest painters of Akbar’s court whom he employed as mint officer was-

The Mughal paintings during the Mughal period of Akbar holds special importance. The important painters in the court of Akbar were Basawan, Daswant etc. Daswant was also employed as mint officer.

January 2, 2020

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