Prelims 2021

Q. From the decline of Guptas until the rise of Harshavardhana in the early seventh century, which of the following kingdoms were holding power in Northern India?

1.The Guptas of Magadha
2.The Paramaras of Malwa
3.The Pushyabhutis of Thanesar
4.The Maukharis of Kanauj
5.The Yadavas of Devagiri
6.The Maitrakas of Valabhi

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a) 1, 2 and 5 only
b) 1, 3, 4 and 6 only
c) 2, 3 and 4 only
d) 5 and 6 only
Correct Answer: b) 1, 3, 4 and 6 only

Question from UPSC Prelims 2021 GS Paper

Explanation : 

The Paramaras of Malwa: The Paramara dynasty rose to prominence later in the 9th century and was a major power during the medieval period in the region of Malwa (central India).

The Yadavas of Devagiri: The Yadavas (also known as the Seuna dynasty) established their kingdom much later, around the 12th century, with their capital at Devagiri (in present-day Maharashtra).

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