Q. The famous Wodeyar dynasty is related to which of the following?

[A] Travancore

[B] Mysore

[C] Hyderabad

[D] Odisha

Answer: B

Explanation: Under the rulers of the Vadiyar (or Wodeyar) dynasty, such as Kanthirava Narasaraja and Chikka Devaraja, Mysore emerged as an important state.

  • Mysore being a landlocked kingdom was dependent on trade and military supplies brought through the ports of the Indian east coast.
  • As these ports came increasingly under European control, Mysore’s vulnerability increased.

Source: Poonam Dahiya