NCERT Class VI History Solutions: Chapter 10 – Traders, Kings And Pilgrims Part 1

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Let’s recall

Question 1:

Match the following:

Matching Feature with Name (Question)
Matching feature with name (Question)

Meander

Mahayana Buddhism

Lords of the dakshinapatha

Buddhacharita

Ashvaghosha

Satavahana rulers

Bodhisattvas

Chinese pilgrim

Xuan Zang

Cholas, Cheras and Pandyas

Answer:

Matching Feature with Name
Matching feature with name

Meander

Cholas, Cheras and Pandyas

Lords of the dakshinapatha

Satavahana rulers

Ashvaghosha

Buddhacharita

Bodhisattvas

Mahayana Buddhism

Xuan Zang

Chinese pilgrim

Question 2:

Why did kings want to control the Silk Route?

Answer:

Some kings tried to control large portions of the route. This was because they could benefit from taxes, tributes and gifts that were brought by traders travelling along the route. In return, they often protected the traders who passed through their kingdoms from attacks by robbers.

Question 3:

What kinds of evidence do historians use to find out about trade and trade routes?

Answer:

  • Historians look basically for coins that tells a lot about the trade.

  • They also look upon the particular items comes from which part of the world that tells about their trade relationship with the other countries.

  • Historians look into accounts of the traders and pilgrims.

Result for trade and trade routes.

Trade and Trade Routes.

Result for trade and trade routes.

Question 4:

What were the main features of Bhakti?

Answer:

Following are the main features of Bhakti:

  • This was the result of people’s struggle to free the religion from control of the priests.

  • A person was free to choose his ways and means to worship a god.

  • Pure devotion to a deity was most important aspect.

  • Any object could be used as a symbol of the god.

Let’s discuss

Question 5:

Discuss the reasons why the Chinese pilgrims came to India.

Answer:

The Chinese pilgrims came to India to visit the places associated with the teachings of Buddha and famous monasteries.

Question 6:

Why do you think ordinary people were attracted to Bhakti?

Answer:

The Bhakti movement gave freedom of choice to ordinary people. The temple was not only the place of worship. They could worship any God of their choice. There was no need for elaborate rituals. Easier rules attracted people to Bhakti.