Q33. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about Tawarikh?

1. These are the “histories”, written in Persian language.
2. The authors of Tawarikh were learned men who were secretaries, administrators, poets and courtiers.
3. These authors advised rulers on the need to preserve an “ideal” social order based on birth right and gender distinctions.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Exp: Statement 1 is correct: Although inscriptions, coins and architecture provide a lot of information about Delhi sultanate, especially valuable are “histories”, tarikh (singular)/ tawarikh (plural), written in Persian, the language of administration under the Delhi Sultans. Statement 2 is correct: The authors of tawarikh were learned men: secretaries, administrators, poets and courtiers, who both recounted events and advised rulers on governance, emphasizing the importance of just rule. Statement 3 is correct: The authors of tawarikh lived in cities (mainly Delhi) and hardly ever in villages. They often wrote their histories for Sultans in the hope of rich rewards. These authors advised rulers on the need to preserve an “ideal” social order based on birth right and gender distinctions.

Q33. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about Tawarikh?

1. These are the “histories”, written in Persian language.
2. The authors of Tawarikh were learned men who were secretaries, administrators, poets and courtiers.
3. These authors advised rulers on the need to preserve an “ideal” social order based on birth right and gender distinctions.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Exp: Statement 1 is correct: Although inscriptions, coins and architecture provide a lot of information about Delhi sultanate, especially valuable are “histories”, tarikh (singular)/ tawarikh (plural), written in Persian, the language of administration under the Delhi Sultans. Statement 2 is correct: The authors of tawarikh were learned men: secretaries, administrators, poets and courtiers, who both recounted events and advised rulers on governance, emphasizing the importance of just rule. Statement 3 is correct: The authors of tawarikh lived in cities (mainly Delhi) and hardly ever in villages. They often wrote their histories for Sultans in the hope of rich rewards. These authors advised rulers on the need to preserve an “ideal” social order based on birth right and gender distinctions.

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