NCERT Solutions for class 6 Social Studies History Chapter 4 What Books and Burials Tell Us

NCERT Solutions for class 6 Social Studies History Chapter 4 What Books and Burials Tell Us

NCERT Solutions for class 6 Social Studies History Chapter 4 What Books and Burials Tell Us

Let’s recall

Question 1. Match the columns

Sukta                                                Stone boulder

Chariots                                           Sacrifice

Yajna                                                Well-said

Dasa                                                 Used in battles

Megalith                                          Slave


Sukta                                                Well-said

Chariots                                           Used in battles

Yajna                                                Sacrifice

Dasa                                                 Slave

Megalith                                        Stone boulder 

Question 2. Complete the sentences:

(a) Slaves were used for ————————

(b) Megaliths are found in ————————

(c) Stone circles or boulders on the surface were used to ————————

(d) Port-holes were used for ————————

(e) People at Inamgaon ate ————————


  1. Work
  2. South India, north-east and Kashmir
  3. indicate the exact place of burial
  4. burying the other member of the same family at the same place
  5. wheat, barley, rice, pulses, millets, peas, sesame, etc.

Let’s discuss

Question 3. In what ways are the books we read today different from the Rigveda?

Answer:- The books we read today differ from the Rigveda in terms of age, language, subject matter, and medium. The Rigveda is an ancient text in Sanskrit, containing hymns and prayers dedicated to deities, while modern books cover various contemporary topics, written in different languages, and distributed through print or digital formats.

Question 4. What kind of evidence from burials do archaeologists use to find out whether there were social differences amongst those who were buried?

Answer:- Archaeologists examine burial goods, such as jewelry, weapons, and pottery, to identify social differences among the buried individuals. They also consider the size and complexity of burial structures, grave location, and orientation to understand potential social hierarchies in ancient societies.

Question 5. In what ways do you think that the life of a raja was different from that of a dasa or dasi?

Answer:- The life of a Raja (king) was marked by luxury, power, and privilege, while dasas and dasis (servants or slaves) lived in labor and servitude, with restricted freedoms and under their master’s control.

Let’s do

Question 6. Find out whether your school library has a collection of books on religion, and list the names of five books from this collection.

Answer:- Yes, our school library has following religious book:-

  1. The Mahabharata
  2. The Ramayana
  3. The Bible
  4. The Bhagwad Gita
  5. The Quran

Question 7. Write down a short poem or song that you have memorised. Did you hear or read the poem or song? How did you learn it by heart?

Answer:- Do it yourself

Question 8. In the Rigveda, people were described in terms of the work they did and the languages they spoke. In the table below, fill in the names of six people you know, choosing three men and three women. For each of them, mention the work they do and the language they speak. Would you like to add anything else to the description?






Answer:- Do it yourself