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CBSE Class 7 History Chapter 9 Notes - The Making of Regional Cultures

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India is a land of diversity in several aspects. We associate the people and regions with the language they speak. For example, if a person is speaking Bengali or Punjabi, we will relate to them as living in the Bengal or Punjab regions. Moreover, each region across the nation has its own culture, traditions, food and lifestyle. But, have all these regional cultures existed forever? No, this is surely a misconception. The regional cultures that we experience and follow in the present day have evolved by the mixing of local traditions with ideas and values inculcated from other regions. While there are some old practices that people still follow, but, over time, they are evolving into new forms. Let us help you in gaining a deeper insight into the making of regional cultures with our class 7 history chapter 9 notes.

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1. How was fish taken as food in the Bengal region?

The food habits were highly influenced by the local items available. The Bengal region being a riverine plain, had immense produce of fish and rice. This made these items prominent in the Bengali meals. Moreover, fishing has always been a prominent occupation for the people in that region. But, the Brahmans could not eat it because of religious constraints. However, as fish became more popular, Brahmanical authorities relaxed this prohibition in the nineteenth century.

2. Give some of the main architectural features of temples in Bengal.

The list of some of the architectural features which are significant in the temples of Bengal include:

  • The double roof also has Dochala, and four roofs also called Chauchala on the temples. 

  • These temples were usually constructed on a square platform and had very simple interiors. 

  • The outer walls of the temples were adorned with the paintings, terracotta tables, and even ornamental tiles.