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16. Who described the Mughal imperial Harem as the ‘Pavilion of chartity’ ?
(A) Nizamuddin Ahmad
(B) Abul Fazl
(C) Gulbadan Begum
(D) Abdul Hamid Lahori

17. In the Mughal System of administration, Mir Bakshi was
(A) Commandar-in-chief of the Mughal army
(B) Incharge of the imperial mint
(C) Minister-in-charge of Treasury
(D) Paymaster General

18. Which of the following social reforms was not introduced by Akbar ?
(A) Legalization of widows remarriage
(B) Registration of marriage
(C) Total ban on the practice of sati
(D) The age of circumcision was raised to twelve

19. Which of the following statements is true ?
(A) In Mughal India, cultivation of indigo was confined to the provinces of Delhi and Agra
(B) Madad-i-Maash grants were made hereditary by Aurangzeb
(C) Altamgha Jagirs were made transferable by Jahangir
(D) Kashmir was brought under the zabti system of land revenue assessment.

20. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion
(A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) : Assertion
(A) : The English East India Company eliminated their Portuguese and Dutch trade rivals by the end of the Seventeenth century. Reason (R) : The English traders sold goods of superior quality at cheaper rates. Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below : Codes :
(A) Both
(A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of
(B) Both
(A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of
(A) is true, but (R) is false
(A) is false, but (R) is true