This GSEB Class 6 Social Science Notes Chapter 1 Sources of History covers all the important topics and concepts as mentioned in the chapter.
Sources of History Class 6 GSEB Notes
→ The information related to history is available on the basis of past incidents and their photographs published in the newspapers.
→ We can know the history of thousands of years, either by knowing or seeing the old monuments, forts, step-wells, ponds, temples and other sites.
→ In December, 2000; when 20th century was coming to an end, almost all newspapers had published various articles with photographs on the incidents and events of the 20th century, which was named as ‘Millennium Gallery’.
→ Sources of history: Paintings, Documents. Orna¬ments, Utensils of Clay and Metal, Tools of Stone, Idols, Seals, Toys, Coins, Inscriptions, Bhojapatras, Copper plates, Weapons, Ruins, Old Temples, Forts, Ponds, Step-wells, Travel-diary, etc.
→ Bhojapatra: A special type of tree known as ‘Bhauj’ is found on the Himalayan mountains. The volumes were written on its bark in ancient time.
→ The writings on Tadpatras and Bhojapatras are found at Shri Hemchandracharya Library, Patan (North Gujarat); L. D. Institute of Indology, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad; Tribal Museum, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ahmedabad and Mahavira Jain Aradhana Kendra, Koba, Gandhinagar.
→ Inscription: The writing carved on stones or metal plates is known as inscription.
→ Copper Plate: The writing carved on copper plate is known as Tamrapatra.
→ We can know the exact date and time of ancient remainders by Carbon Dating System.