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Chapter 6 Class 6 History - Early Kingdoms

The small tribes of the earlier period gave way to large kingdoms called

a. janapadas
b. mahajanapadas
c. republics
d. monarchies



The correct option is (a) - Janapadas


  • The word janapada literally means the ’land where the Jana set its foot, and settled down’.

  • Small territorial units based on socio-economic and cultural conditions of the region.

  • Archaeologists have excavated a number of settlements in these janapadas, such as Purana Qila in Delhi , Hastinapura near Meerut , and Atranjikhera, near Etah (the last two are in Uttar Pradesh).

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