Tuesday, 22 December 2020

8. Study of Ancient History - Sources


8. Study of Ancient History - Sources


A. Answer the following questions:

1. What is difference between Pre-history and History?

2. Name the works which are included in the Vedic Literature.

3. How do the inscriptions help us to know about history?

4. What is meant by the archaeological sources of history?

5. How do the Epics serve as source of history?

6. Write a short note on literary sources of history.

7. What information do we get by studying monuments?


B. Fill in the blanks:

1. History is the study of 

2. History is the study for better 

3.  named book was written by Kautilya.

4. Books, literary sources, ancient ruins and things are called sources.

C. Match the columns:

1. Aryabhata                                 a. Epic

 2. Ramayana                                b. Veda

3. Samaveda                                  c. Kautilya

4. Arthasastra                                d. scientist

D. Write 'true' or 'false' in the brackets given after each statement:

1. Manusmriti is a work on Dharmasastra. ( )

2. Aranyakas are not part of the Vedic literature. ( )

3. Coins are not a source of history. ( )

4. Ashoka got his message engraved on stone pillars. ( )

E. Activities:

1. Visit a museum and prepare a list of things which you think can be sources of ancient history.