Class 11 Swadesh Adhyayan Chapter 7 Intellectual, Cultural and Religious Heritage

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Intellectual, Cultural and Religious Heritage

Chapter – 7


1. (a) What is the meaning of the word ‘Buranjis’?

Ans. In Tai language ‘Buranji’ means ‘dumb’ or a storehouse of knowledge for dumb people. (Bu- dumb or without knowledge, ran- learning, ji- granary).

(b) Who has composed the Darrang Raj Vamsavali?

Ans. Surya Khari Daivagya.

(c) Who composed the ‘Hastividyarnava’?

Ans. Sukumar Borkaith.

(d) Which particular philosophy was preached by Sankaracharya?

Ans. Philosophy of ‘Advaita’.

(e) Where did Shankardeva receive the essence of Bhagavad sastra from?

Ans. Student Do it yourself

(f) Who made the pointings of ‘ ‘Harsvidyanava’?

Ans. Dilbar and Dasai.

(2) What are the ‘Buranjis’? Describe the usage in undertaking contemporary social situation.

Ans. The books or chronicles written during has Ahom rule are known as Buranjis. The Buranjis provides information about Ahom state craft, economic and political situation and many other information of the Ahom Period.

The ancient literary traditions of Assam are significant aspects of the cultural life of the state . The literature of the Ahom Period are most the Buranjis. The practice of writing Buranjis was an indispensable part of Ahom culture. The Buranjis initially included each and every signifies event of the Kingdom including information about births and deaths. Apart from having information about Ahom statecraft economics and political , the Buranjis also provide also provide us with the historical accounts of the contemporary neighbouring Kingdom. Some significant Buranjis are – Ahom Buranjis, Purani from Buranjis ,kamrupaor Buranji, Asom Buranjis and many others. These Buranjis are a valuable sources as they are used in undertaking contemporary social situation. They are used to get an image of the post situation of Assam and the North-East in various fields.

3. Discuss the growth of religious traditions through time in Assam.

Ans. Religion played an important role in the process of nation building and development in the ancient and medieval ages. In Assam from 18th century to 19th century a number of changes occurred to 19th century a number of changes occured in the religious beliefs of the people. During the ancient and medieval times region .With the emergence of Mahapurusha Sankardeva the region got a new branch of Hindu religion called ‘Neo- Vaishnavism’. The religious tradition believes in the path of Bhakti. The Assam experienced a vast growth in the field of religious traditions with the time and has stopped which we know and see today.

4. Discuss the role of Neo-Vaishnavism in the development of social life in Assam.

Ans. The founder of the Neo- Vaishnavism in Assam was Mahapurusha Sankaradeva.The Neo-Vaishnavism is a result of the Bhakti movement which all over the Assam during the medieval period Sankardeva started his religious reformation movement during the reign of suhungmung Alias Dihingia Raja. He started preaching his myasthenic Vaishnavism which was base din the Bhagwat Purana , the Bhagwat Gita and the Bhaktipurne of Narada and dandiya. It emphasises the worshipped of one God(Vishnu or Krishna) which believes in the path of Bhakti. The followers of this tradition are prohibited to worshipped any other god or goddesses and their caste or Varna or religion was not taken into consideration. Neo-Vaishnavism accorded to communant worship and other common activities rather than personal devotion. Sankardeva established Namghor. For such communal worship and devotion. and preached the religion with the help of music, drama , stories and devotional. This Eakorom Vagavati Nava Vaishnav Brahma is a unique contribution of rudradeva to the society and cultural of Assam. He gone equal status to tribal and lower caste which reduced the caste based conflicts. As a whole the Neo-Vaishnavism brought out the people of Assam Ahom darkness and started the development of a new social democratic life 

5. Provide a note on the importance of art of pointing in the cultural lif of Assam.

Ans. Art of pointing played a very important role in the cultural life of the people of Assam. Men have been wing the art of pointing as a medium of exposing their inner thoughts like pointing the walls of caves with hunting strategy warfare techniques and so on. Srimanta Sankardeva used pointings do also for the spread and popularization of NeoVaishnavism. The name ‘sinhajalra’ therefore means a drama presented through pointings by him. The art off pointing reached its peaked during the reign of swargadeo Rudra Singha and Siva Singha which reflected both the local and Mughal- Rajput style of pointing. The common people of Awan were conscious of the art of pointing and various types of animals, bird and human being were made on text of the some bark. To conclude we can say that the art, of pointing in Assam was a mixture aesthetic beauty, talent and skill.

6. What is music? Discuss the chronological development of music in Assam with reference to various types of musical instrument.

Ans. Music is a form of art, an expression through harmonic frequencies. It is a sound that has been organised by using rhythm melody and harmony song, dance and musical instruments are included in the broad category of music.

From the ancient time music was played and practised as an art form in Assam. Evidence shows that there was cultivation of music in the ancient and medieval time and population and prevalence of the music art in the contemporary society of Assam. This trend in the cultivation and pursuit of music because more enhanced and and accelerated during the Neo-Vaishnavism Movement using various types of musical instruments. The most popular among these was flute or ‘bonti’. Various other musical instruments like dhal, khol, mridanga , daba, pepa, gogona, coal, veena , shankha, gharta enhanced and developed the overall quality of music in Assam. There musical instruments were categorised into Avanaddha , Suar, Tota and Ghana musical instruments. From the ancient time onwards the various indigenous tribes of Assam used these percussion instrument profusely in their festivals and rituals to present time also.

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