Q. 8

‘India had

Answer :

‘India had a unique system of communication during the fourteenth century’. This statement is explained below:

a. There were 2 types of the postal system in India.

b. these were uluq (horse post) and Dawa(foot post).

c. Uluq was stationed at a distance of every 4 miles

d. Dawa was stationed at a distance of every 3 miles.

e. The foot post was quicker than a horse post. It was used to transport the fruits of Khurasan.

f. It allowed the merchants to send information, remit credit across long distances and dispatch goods at short notice.

g. While it took 50 days to reach Delhi from Sind, the news of the report of the spies would reach the Sultan through the postal system in 5 days.

h. It helped the ruler to keep a strict check on the empire.

i. Ibn Batuta was thoroughly impressed by the postal system.

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