Social Science Questions & Answers

Social Science Questions & Answers

Who was the author of Ramayana?

The Ramayana, originally written by Valmiki, consists of 24,000 verses in seven cantos (some say six i.e. excluding the Uttara Ramayana). The Ramayana tells the story of a prince, Rama of Ayodhya, whose wife Sita is abducted by the demon (Rakshasa) king of Lanka, Ravana. The Valmiki’s Ramayana is dated variously from 500 BC to 100 BC, or about co-eval …

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Who was the ‘the Enlightened One’?

Buddhism is not a religion so much as a way of life, as it has no god and no prayer. Buddha, which means ‘the enlightened one’, was Gautama Siddhartha who founded the religion about 528 BC. He came from an aristocratic family in northern India. Having decided that worldly success meant nothing, he had a vision one night, as he …

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Who was Mrs Pankhurst?

Emmeline Goulden was born in 1858 in Manchester, England, and later married Richard Pankhurst. With his help, and that of her two daughters, Sylvia and Christabel, she formed the Women’s Franchise League in 1889, an organization which campaigned for the right of women to vote. In 1903 she formed the National Women’s Social and Political Union, with slogan “Votes for …

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Who was King Frederic II?

Frederic II (1712-1786) was the king of Prussia during 1740-1786. During his reign, Prussia prospered greatly and doubled in area. His countrymen called him Frederic the Great. He was the son of Frederic William-I and Sophie Dorothia von Hannover. He won many wars against neighbouring countries like Austria, Russia and France. Declaring himself to be the first servant of his …

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Who was Hermann Kallenbach?

Hermann Kallenbach (1871–1945) was a South African architect who is best known for being a very close friend of Mahatma Gandhi, starting from the latter’s early days in South Africa. Kallenbach was born in 1871 in East Prussia to a German-Jewish family. He went to study architecture in Stuttgart and Munich. In 1896, he went to South Africa, where he …

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Who was Geronimo?

Geronimo (June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. Allegedly, “Geronimo” was the name given to him during a Mexican incident. His Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay …

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