20 Indian History General Knowledge

20 essential General Knowledge (GK) questions related to Indian history. These questions cover various periods, from ancient to modern history. Feel free to use them in your blog or quiz:

20 Indian History General Knowledge

1. Who was the founder of the Maurya dynasty in ancient India?

Answer: Chandragupta Maurya

2. Which ancient Indian text is considered the oldest surviving literature in the world?

Answer: The Rigveda

3. Who was the first woman ruler of India?

Answer: Queen Rudrama Devi of the Kakatiya dynasty

4. Which Mughal emperor built the Taj Mahal?

Answer: Shah Jahan

5. Who was the leader of the Indian National Congress during the Quit India Movement in 1942?

Answer: Mahatma Gandhi

6. Which battle marked the end of Mughal rule in India?

Answer: The Battle of Buxar

7. Who was the first President of independent India?

Answer: Dr. Rajendra Prasad

8. Which Indian king is known for his patronage of Buddhism and the spread of Buddhism to other countries?

Answer: King Ashoka

9. Who wrote the famous book “Discovery of India”?

Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru

10. Which Indian freedom fighter was popularly known as “Netaji”?

Answer: Subhas Chandra Bose

11. What was the name of the ship on which Mahatma Gandhi traveled to participate in the Salt March?

Answer: SS Rajputana

12. Who was the first woman Prime Minister of India?

Answer: Indira Gandhi

13. Which Indian ruler is known as the “Napoleon of India”?

Answer: Samudragupta

14. Which ancient university in India was a center of learning and attracted scholars from all over the world?

Answer: Nalanda University

15. Who composed the national song “Vande Mataram”?

Answer: Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

16. Which Indian leader is associated with the slogan “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”?

Answer: Lal Bahadur Shastri

17. Who led the revolt against the British in 1857, which is often called the First War of Independence?

Answer: Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi

18. Which Indian emperor is credited with the construction of the world’s tallest brick minaret, the Qutub Minar?

Answer: Qutb-ud-din Aibak

19. Who was the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal?

Answer: Karnam Malleswari (weightlifting, bronze medal in 2000)

20. Which Indian leader played a crucial role in the formation of the Indian Constitution?

Answer: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

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