Using your phone's internet browser
go to:  qna.rediff.com
Click and drag this link to
the Home icon in your browser.
Q.

Who built the grand trunk road ?

Tags: politics & government, religion & spirituality, grand trunk
Asked by TRUTH SEEKER, 10 Oct '12 09:52 pm
  Invite a friend  |  
  Save  |  
 Earn 10 points for answering
Answer this question  Earn 10 points for answering    
4000 characters remaining  
  
    
Keep me signed inNew User? Sign up

Answers (5)

1.

The Grand Trunk Road is one of South Asia's oldest and longest major roads. For several centuries, it has linked the eastern and western regions of the Indian subcontinent, running from Chittagong, Bangladesh through to Howrah, West Bengal in India, across north India into Peshawar (in present day Pakistan), up to Kabul, Afghanistan. Its former names include Uttarapatha ("the road to north"), Shah Rah-e-Azam ("great road") or Sadak-e-Azam or Badshahi Sadak.
The route spanning the GT road existed during the Mauryan Empire, extending from the mouth of the Ganges to the north-western frontier of the Empire. The modern road was built by Sher Shah Suri, who renovated and extended the ancient route in the 16th century
Answered by LIPSIKA, 10 Oct '12 10:20 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
 
2.

My favourite Historical Character. Sher Shah Suri, who defeated the lazy Mughal Humayun and chased out towards Sindh and further. And declared himself the Emperor of India.
Sher Shah Suri was the first to introduce a postal system (horsemen relaying dak from obe saraye to another).
He introduced the revenue collection system which was later followed by the British and after them today the system is being followed.
He contained law and order situation which was in a very bad shape during Humayun misrule.
And Sher Sha Suri introduce new currency system and named it as RUPAYAH.
Today Rupee is the name of currency of many countries, apart from India. Pakistan, Nepal, Mauritius etc.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 10 Oct '12 10:03 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
3.

Sher shah Suri built the grant trunk road.
Answered by suvakanta samantray, 11 Oct '12 11:36 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
4.

Sher shah suri
Answered by iqbal seth, 11 Oct '12 07:38 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
5.

Sher shah suri
Answered by Prince Deva, 10 Oct '12 09:55 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received

Ask a Question

Get answers from the community

600 characters remaining

Related Answer

Q.
A

Grand Trunk Road...more

Answered by lalit mahata