Q. Consider the following statement about administrator of Vijaynagar Empire:
1. The king was the heights court of appeal.
2. The succession of the throne was on the principal of the hereditary.
Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C


  • The administration under the Vijayanagar Empire was well organized. The king enjoyed absolute authority in executive, judicial and legislative matters. He was the highest court of appeal. The succession to the throne was on the principle of hereditary.
  • Sometimes usurpation to the throne took place as Saluva Narasimha came to power by ending the Sangama dynasty. The king was assisted by a council of ministers in his day to day administration.

Source: Tamil Nadu Board Class 11