Chapter 9 – The Making of Regional Cultures
Match the following.
What is Manipravalam? Name a book written in that language.
Manipravalam was a language consisting of Sanskrit and the regional language (Malayalam). Lilatilakam is a text in Manipravalam.
Who were the major patrons of Kathak?
Major patrons of Kathak were the Mughal emperors and the Nawabs of Lucknow, especially Wajid Ali Shah.
What are the important architectural features of the temples of Bengal?
Thye important architectural features of the temples in Bengal were the double-roof (dochala) and the four-roof (chauchala).
Why did minstrels proclaim the achievements of heroes?
Minstrels proclaimed the achievements of the heroes to preserve their memory and inspire others to follow their example.
Why do we know much more about the cultural practices of rulers than about those of ordinary people?
We know more about the cultural practices of rulers than about those of ordinary people because only rulers could afford historians for the purpose of documentation.
Why did conquerors try to control the temple of Jagannatha at Puri?
Conquers tried to gain control over the Jagannatha temple at Puri because it would make their rule acceptable to the local people since the temple was important as a place of pilgrimage and was a center of authority in social and political matters.
Why were temples built in Bengal?
Temples were built in Bengal to house the local deities who had gained the recognition of the Brahmanas.