NCERT Solutions for Class 7th Social Science Chapter 9: The Making of Regional Cultures

Question 1: Match the following:

Anantavarman Kerala
Jagannatha Bengal
Mahodayapuram Orissa
Lilatilakam Kangra
Mangalakavya Puri
Miniature Kerala


Anantavarman Orissa
Jagannatha Puri
Mahodayapuram Kerala
Lilatilakam Kerala
Mangalakavya Bengal
Miniature Kangra

Question 2: What is Manipravalam? Name a book written in that language.
Answer: Manipravalam was a language consisting of Sanskrit and the regional language (Malayalam). Lilatilakam is a text in Manipravalam.

Question 3: Who were the major patrons of Kathak?
Answer: Major patrons of Kathak were the Mughal emperors and the Nawabs of Lucknow, especially Wajid Ali Shah.

Question 4: What are the important architectural features of the temples of Bengal?
Answer: Thye important architectural features of the temples in Bengal were the double-roof (dochala) and the four-roof (chauchala).

Question 5: Why did minstrels proclaim the achievements of heores?
Answer: Minstrels proclaimed the achievements of the heroes to preserve their memory and inspire others to follow their example.

Question 6: Why do we know much more about the cultural practices of rulers than about those of ordinary people?
Answer: 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.

Question 7: Why did conquerors try to control the temple of Jagannatha at Puri?
Answer: 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.

Question 8: Why were temples built in Bengal?
Answer: Temples were built in Bengal to house the local deities who had gained the recognition of the Brahmanas.

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