Ahalyabai Questions & Answers

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Ahalyabai Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Battle – A fight that occurs between armies in a war
  • Tragedy – A very sad event or situation especially one that involves death
  • Royal – A person connected with a king or Queen or a member of their family
  • Treasury – A place where the funds of the government are deposited, kept or stored
  • Reign – A situation when a king or Queen used to rule a country
  • Disorder – A state of being untidy, confused or in unorganised state
  • Confusion – The state of not being able to think clearly or not understanding something
  • Rebel – A person who fights against government to change the things/ to fight against society
  • Attempt – An act of trying to do something that is difficult / to make an effort to do something
  • Corruption – A form of dishonesty or criminal offence undertaken by a person having power
  • Tribe – A group of people having same race, language and customs
  • Prosperous – To become rich and successful
  • Honour – The respect from other people that a person gets because of behaviour and moral character
  • Trade – The buying or selling of goods within a country or between the countries
  • Flourish – To be strong and healthy and develop in a successful way
  • Sacred – Something that is holy and have a special connection with God or dedicated to a religious purpose

Question 1: Who was Ahalyabai?

Answer: Ahalyabai was the daughter in law of the great Maratha chief Malharrao Holkar.

Question 2: What was Malharrao Holkar?

Answer: Malharrao Holkar was the great Maratha chief who ruled over Malwa in the middle of the 18th century.

Question 3: What happened to Malharrao and his son?

Answer: Malharrao and his son were killed in the battle.

Question 4: What happened to Ahalyabai’s son?

Answer: Ahalyabai’s son died at a very early age due to illness.

Question 5: How did Ahalyabai become the ruler of Malwa at an early age?

Answer: Ahalyabai took up the charge and became the ruler of Malwa at an early age after the death of Malharrao and her husband.

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Question 6: What difficulties had she to face at the beginning of her reign?

Answer: At the beginning of her reign, being a woman, she had faced difficulties and being told that she would not be able to control the affairs of the state.

Question 7: Who wanted to have all the powers in hands?

Answer: The chief minister, Gangadhar Yeshwant wanted to have all the powers in his hands.

Question 8: Who advised Ahalyabai to adopt a son and why?

Answer: Gangadhar Yeshwant advised Ahalyabai to adopt a son because being a woman, she would not be able to control the affairs of the state.

Question 9: What was the result of the rebellion raised against Ahalyabai?

Answer: The rebellion which was raised against Ahalyabai was crushed by the rebel forces of Ahalyabai.

Question 10: How did Ahalyabai bring back peace and order in the land?

Answer: Ahalyabai ended up all the corruption in the government department, dismissed the dishonest ministers and kept capable men, built roads, ins were set up along the roads for the convenience of travellers and brought wild tribes under control.

Question 11: Describe how Ahalyabai spent each day? Ahalyabai was a religious woman.

Answer: She used to rise up early, chant prayer and used to read Puranas and other sacred books. She used to give food to the poor before having her meal. She used to attend the Durbar in the afternoon to discuss the business of the state. At night, she used to meet her ministers and discuss the plans for the welfare of the state. Show that Ahalyabai led a very simple but useful life. Ahalyabai loved simplicity. She ate simple food, dressed in white and did not like to wear any ornaments. Her main concern was the progress and happiness of her people.

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Question 12: How was she honoured after her death?

Answer: She was honoured as a saint after her death.

Question 13: How she ruled her kingdom and for how many years?

Answer: She ruled the kingdom very wisely for thirty years.

Question 14: Read and answer the questions:
“The task of ruling the state was not at all an easy one.”

(a) To whom did the above statement refer to?

Answer: The abode statement is referred to Ahalyabai.

(b) Why Ahalyabai was given the task of ruling the state?

Answer: Ahalyabai was given the task of ruling the state in the absence of her father-in-law and husband.

(c) What happened to her husband and father-in-law?

Answer: Her husband and father-in-law were killed in the battle.

(d) Who did not want her to rule over the state?

Answer: Gangadhar Yeshwant did not want her to rule over the state.

(e) What happened to her son?

Answer: Her son died due to illness.

Question 15: Read and answer the questions:
“She married to the son of Malharrao Holkar.”

(a) Who is ‘she’ in the above statement?

Answer: Ahalyabai is ‘she ‘ in the above statement.

(b) With whom she gets married?

Answer: She got married to the son of Malharrao Holkar.

(c) Who was Malharrao Holkar?

Answer: Malharrao Holkar was a Maratha chief.

(d) In which period Malharrao rule over Malwa?

Answer: Malharrao ruled over Malwa in the middle of 18th century.

(e) Who was Ahalyabai?

Answer: Ahalyabai was a brave and great woman of India who ruled over Malwa after the death of her husband and father-in-law.

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Question 16: Read and answer the questions:
“The Rani, however was as brave as she was wise.”

(a) Who is referred to as ‘The Rani’?

Answer: Ahalyabai is referred to as ‘The Rani’.

(b) What charge did she take?

Answer: She took the charge to rule the state itself.

(c) Who tried to raise a rebellion against Ahalyabai?

Answer: The chief minister of the state, Gangadhar Yeshwant tried to raise a rebellion against Ahalyabai.

(d) What did Ahalyabai do against the rebellion?

Answer: Ahalyabai set her army and made all preparation to meet the rebel forces.

(e) What happened to the rebellion?

Answer: The rebellion was crushed without difficulty by the army of Ahalyabai.

Question 17: Read and answer the questions:
“She took up the task of making the people happy.”

(a) What did Ahalyabai do to make the people happy?

Answer: Ahalyabai ended up all the corruption in the government department to make the people happy.

(b) What did she do to the ministers?

Answer: She dismissed the dishonest ministers and kept capable men in their place.

(c) What did she do next?

Answer: She made good roads and set inns at suitable places under her supervision.

(d) What did she do to bring the wild tribes?

Answer: She took strong steps to bring the wild tribes under control.

(e) What happened after the trade flourished?

Answer: The country became more and more prosperous after the trade flourished.

Question 18: Read and answer the questions:
“She would meet her ministers again at night.”

(a) Who is ‘she’ in the given statement?

Answer: Ahalyabai was ‘she’ in the given statement.

(b) Whom did she meet at night?

Answer: She used to meet the ministers at night.

(c) Why did she meet her ministers?

Answer: She met her ministers to discuss with them important plans for the welfare of the people.

(d) How Ahalyabai led a simple life?

Answer: Ahalyabai used to ate simple food. She used to dress in white. She did not like to wear any ornaments.

(e) What honour she got after her death?

Answer: She honoured as a saint after her death.

So, these were Ahalyabai Questions & Answers.