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TN Board Class 7 History Unit 1 Sources of Medieval India


List out the important mosques and forts constructed during the medieval times.

Important mosques constructed during the medieval times include Quwwat-ul Islam Masjid, Moth-ki-Masjid, Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri Dargah, and Charminar. Significant forts include Agra Fort, Chittor Fort, Gwalior Fort, Delhi Red Fort, Daulatabad Fort, and Firoz Shah Kotla.


Mention the important foreign travellers who visited India during the medieval period.

Important foreign travellers who visited India during the medieval period include Marco Polo, Al-Beruni, Ibn Battuta, Nicolo Conti, Abdur-Razzaq, and Domingo Paes.


VII Answer the following in detail


Describe the different types of coins introduced by the rulers of Delhi Sultanate.

The Delhi Sultanate, comprising various dynasties from the 13th to the 16th century, introduced several types of coins reflecting the economic and political conditions of their times. Here are the different types:

Copper Coins: The Delhi Sultans issued copper coins known as “Jitals”. These coins were small and made of copper, often featuring intricate designs and inscriptions.

Silver Coins: Iltutmish, one of the early sultans, introduced the silver tanka. This silver coin was of higher value and often used in trade transactions. It bore inscriptions in Arabic and sometimes included the ruler’s name and title.

Gold Coins: Ala-ud-din Khalji, a powerful ruler known for his economic reforms, introduced gold coins. These coins were called “Adl” and featured inscriptions in Arabic script. They were larger in size compared to silver and copper coins.

Token Currency: Muhammad-bin-Tughluq, known for his ambitious but unsuccessful experiments, introduced token currency made of copper. These coins were of low intrinsic value but had higher denominations, causing economic instability.


Answer Grid

1. _____________ was a courtier of Emperor Aurangazeb.
Ans: Zia-ud-din Barani

2. Tiruvalangadu copper plates belong to _________.
Ans: Rajendra Chola I.

3. ______ was the land for the maintenance of the school.
Ans: Shalabhoga

4. ______________ compiled Periyapuranam.
Ans: Sekkizhar

5. ______ is an Arabic word meaning history.
Ans: Tarikh

6. Muhammed bin Tughluq transferred his capital from Delhi to ________ in the south.
Ans: Daulatabad


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