APRIL 2 topic and previous year’s questions

Indian Culture – Salient aspects of Literature

Main 2013

 Though not very useful from the point of view of a connected political history of South India, the Sangam literature portrays the social and economic conditions of its time with remarkable vividness. Comment.

 Main 2014 

Taxila university was one of the oldest universities of the world with which were associated a number of renowned learned personalities of different disciplines. Its strategic location caused its fame to flourish, but unlike Nalanda, it is not considered as a university in the modern sense. Discuss.

Main 2016

Krishnadeva Raya, the King of Vijayanagar, was not only an accomplished scholar himself but was also a great patron of learning and literature. Discuss.

Main 2018

Assess the importance of the accounts of the Chinese and Arab travellers in the reconstruction of the history of India