Prelims 2021

Q. With reference to Indian history, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1.The Nizamat of Arcot emerged out of Hyderabad State.
2.The Mysore Kingdom emerged out of Vijayanagara Empire.
3.Rohilkhand Kingdom was formed out of the territories occupied by Ahmad Shah Durrani.

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

Question from UPSC Prelims 2021 GS Paper

Explanation : 

Statement 1 holds true. The Nizamat of Carnatic, also known as Arcot, was once subordinate to the Hyderabad Deccan and fell under the jurisdiction of the Nizam of Hyderabad until its dissolution. Subsequently, it became independent from Hyderabad.

Statement 2 is accurate. The Wodeyar dynasty, predominantly Hindu, established the Mysore kingdom, which initially functioned as a tributary state of the Vijayanagara Empire.

Statement 3 is not correct. The Kingdom of Rohilkhand emerged during the waning years of the Mughal Empire in 1721 and persisted until 1774.

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