Question

From the eighth century onwards, the hattas or haats emerged in several small towns which were __________.

A

Market streets

B

Taxes on pilgrimage

C

Traders in cities

D

Army officials of the Kings

Medium

Solution

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From the eighth century onwards, the subcontinent was dotted with several small towns. These probably emerged from large villages. They had market streets called hatta (haat of later times) lined with shops. Besides, there were streets for different kinds of artisans such as potters, oil pressers, sugar makers, toddy makers, smiths, stonemasons, etc.

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