Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The Sultanate was driven by an urban economy encompassing many important towns and cities.
2.The import–export trade flourished well both through overland and overseas.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: The Sultanate was driven by an urban economy encompassing many important towns and cities.

  • Delhi, Lahore, Multan, Kara, Lakhnauti, Anhilwara, Cambay and Daulatabad were the important cities that thrived on the mercantile activities of Jain Marwaris, Hindu Multanis and Muslim Bohras, Khurasanis, Afghans and Iranians.
  • The import–export trade flourished well both through overland and overseas.
  • While the Gujaratis and Tamils dominated the sea trade, the Hindu Multanis and Muslim Khurasanis, Afghans and Iranians dominated the overland trade with Central Asia.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT