NCERT Solutions For Class 6 History Social Science Chapter 9 Traders, Kings, and Pilgrims

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science History Chapter 9 Traders, Kings, and Pilgrims contains answers to all the questions given in the exercise of the history book. These solutions have been created on the basis of NCERT Book Guidelines. The solutions are prepared in simple language by our subject experts to help students in their exam preparation.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 History Our Pasts – I Chapter 9 PDF

Class 6 History Chapter 9 Questions and Answers

Let’s Recall

Question 1: Match the following

MuvendarMahayana Buddhism
Lords of the dakshinapathaBuddhacharita
AshvagoshaSatavahana rulers
BodhisattvasChinese pilgrim
Xuan ZhangCholas, Cheras and Pandyas


MuvendarCholas, Cheras and Pandyas
Lords of the dakshinapathaSatavahana rulers
BodhisattvasMahayana Buddhism
Xuan ZhangChinese pilgrim

Question 2: Why did kings want to control the Silk Route?


  1. They could collect taxes, an additional source of revenue for kings
  2. Gifts and tributes were given by traders to the kings

Question 3: What kinds of evidence do historians use to find out about trade and trade routes?

Answer: They found evidence through multiple sources:

  1. Through the literature of the concerned period
  2. Ancient coins
  3. Pottery, bowls and plates

Question 4: What were the main features of Bhakti


  1. Bhakti became a central feature of Hinduism.
  2. Deities were worshipped through bhakti
  3. Bhakti is generally understood as a person’s devotion to his or her chosen deity
  4. Anybody – whether rich or poor, belonging to the so-called ‘high’ or ‘low’ castes, man or woman, could follow the path of bhakti.
  5. This path emphasised devotion and individual worship of a god or goddesses rather than the performance of elaborate sacrifices.
  6. As per this system, if a devotee worships the chosen deity with a pure heart, the deity will appear in the form in which he or she may desire. So the deity could be thought of as a human being, lion, tree or any other form. Once this idea gained acceptance, artists made beautiful images of these deities.

Let’s Discuss

Question 5: Discuss the reasons why the Chinese pilgrims came to India.

Answer: They came to visit places associated with the life of Buddha as well as famous monasteries. They spent time studying in Nalanda.

Question 6: Why do you think ordinary people were attracted to Bhakti?

Answer: Anyone irrespective of gender, economic status and caste status could follow this path. Hence, it attracted ordinary people.

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