Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Q.  What was name given to the republican states in ancient India which had a federal character?

a. Kingdoms
b. Nigamas
c. Janapadas
d. Sangha


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The republics in ancient India were divided into pure republics and Kshatriya aristocracies. The republics and the aristocracies were of two types which are unitary and federal. The republics having a federal character were called Janapadas or state-republics.
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