Intext Question Page No.60
Question 1. What would have been the impact of a building like the Qutb Minar or observes in the thirteenth century?
Answer. The building lke Qutb Minar would have had a huge impact such as that of Taj Mahal today, on the observes in the thirteenth century.
Intext Question Page No.62
Question 1. What differences do you notice between the shikharas of the two temples?
Answer: The difference of height can be noticed between the shikharas of the two temples.
Q 2. Can you make out that the shikhara of the Rajarajeshvara temple is twice as high as that of the kandariya Mahadeva?
Answer. Yes, one can easily make out that the shikhara of the Rajarajeshvara temple is twice as high as that of the kandariya Mahadeva.
Intext Question Page No.63
Question 1. Compare figures 2(a) and 2(b) with 5(a) and 5(b).
1. The figures in 2(a) and 2(b) show an arch which is pointed from the middle.
2. This is the “trabeate” or “corbelled” style of architecture.
3. The figures 5(a) and 5(b) show arches which are rounded from the middle. They have a key stone in the middle.
4. This is “arcuate” style of architecture.
Q 2. Describe what the labourers are doing, the tools shown, and the means of carrying stones. Answer:
1. The labourers are placing cemented plaster t construct the floor of the fort.
2. Some labourers are carrying stones by rolling it by big iron roads or by carrying it on shoulders.
3. Some labours are shown to be assisting the mansons.
4. Horses are also employed to carry stones and other construction materials.
Intext Question Page No.65
Question 1. Can you find it on Map 1 in Chapter 3?
Answer. Yes, hauz-i Sultani or they Delhi-i Kuhna can be easily located on Map 1 in Chapter 3.
Intext Question Page No.66
Question 1. In what ways do you think the policies or Rajendra I and Mahmud of Ghazni were a product of their times? How were the actions of the two rulers different?
1. When the two contemporaries Rajendra I and Mahmud of Ghazni live looting the temples of other states and kings was considered as a normal activity.
2. Temples were the centres of honour for any state of king. And by destroying the temple, the king and his statements were humiliated. Temples were looted as they had untold wealth
3. The only difference in the actions of Rajendra I and Mhumad Ghazni was that latter destroyed Hindu temple reoccurringly in order to become a hero of Islam, i.e., he has communal intentions destroying temples. Wherea Rajendra In destroyed temples and reestablished their duties at the temples that he constructed in his state. Thus, he didn’t have communal intentions behind is actions.
4. Also, Mahmud of Ghazni used to looted wealth of temples in constructing a capital city for himself.
Intext Question Page No.72
Question 1. Look at the illustration and try and identify the bell towers.
Answer. The bell tower are those constructed up to thin floor and stand tallest in the building.
Intext Question Page No.73
Question 1. You are an artisan standing on a tinny wooden platform held together by bamboo and rope fifty meters above the ground. You have to place an inscription under the first balcony of the Qutb Minar. How would you do this?
Answer.I would stand up on the tinny wooden platform held together by bamboo and rope fifty meters above the ground. And then I would do the work of inscribing by the tools such as hammer and chisale.
Q(i). Inscription of the walls f Qutb Minar are in which language. Answer.The inscription of the walls f Qutb Minar are in Arabic language.
Q(ii). Between 8th and 18th centuries, what kind of structures were made by the kings and their officers? Answer:Between 8th and 18th centuries, kings and their officers constructed two kinds f structures-private and public.
Question 1.How is the "trabeate" principal of architecture different from the "arcuate"?