THE CHOLAS AND HOYSALAS OF DWARASAMUDRA
I. Fill in the blanks:
1. The capital of the Cholas was _______
2. The committee of the subjects in every village during the period __________
3. The most famous Chola educational centre or agrahara was _______
4. The Temple in Begur near Bangalore built by the Cholas was ______
5. The arriving of bodyguards during the time of the Hoysalas was the ____________
6. The poem written by Raghavanka __________
Ans: 1. Tanjavur 2 - Mahasabha 3 - Uttaramerur
4. Choleshwara 5. Garuda army 6 - Harishchandra Kavya
II Answer in brief the following questions.
1. Who was the founder of the Chola kingdom?
Ans:- Rajaraja I was the founder of the Chola kingdom.
2. Write a note on the significant features of the Chola administration.
Ans: The significant quality of the Cholas administration was the development of the self government of the village. The grama sabhas were the first sabhas. Every Kurram had a village committe named Mahasabha. This was also called perumgiri and its member’s perumakkai. The members were chosen through election. Only Sanskrit scholars and rich people were allowed to stand for election.
3. Describe the encouragement given by the Hoysalas to literature.
Ans: Hoysalas literature specially Kannada.
(a) Rudrabatta wrote 'Jagannatha Vijaya',
(b) the great poet Janna wrote 'Yashodhara Charite ',
(c) Harihara composed Champu poem 'Girija Kalyana',
(d) Raghavanka authored 'Harishchandra Kavya', and
(e) Keshiraja wrote ‘Shabdamani Darpana'. Even in Sanskrit memorable works composed were Sreebhasya by Ramanujacharya and Parasharabhatta composed Sri Guna Ratnakosha.