SSC 10th History 2019 - 2020. 2. Historiography : Indian Tradition Explain the following with its reason. Bakhar is an important type of historical documents.

SSC 10th History 2019 - 2020.
2. Historiography : Indian Tradition

Explain the following with its reason.
Bakhar is an important type of historical documents.

Answer: 

i. ‘Bakhar’ is an important type of historical documents of medieval times. It contains eulogies of the heroes and stories of historic events, battles, lives of great men.

ii. Marathi bakhars are of various types. ‘Sabhasad Bakhar’ was written by Krishnaji Anant Sabhasad during the reign of Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj. It is an important bakhar for getting information about the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

iii. ‘Bhausahebanchi Bakhar’ as well as ‘Panipatachi Bakhar’ describes the Battle of Panipat. 

iv. ‘Holkaranchi Kaiphiyat’ provides information about the Holkars and their contributions to the Maratha rule.

v. Bakhars can be divided into various types such as biographies of kings, dynastic history, descriptions of events, history of a sect, autobiographies, regarding grievance, based on mythologies and state administration by a king.

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