UPSC History Delhi Sultnat (Gulam, Khilji, Tughlak, Sayyed, Lodhi) Question Bank Medieval History

  • question_answer Consider the following statements regarding the Gupta Dynasty:
    1. Chandragupta I got Pataliputra as dowry from the Lichhav is.
    2. The Guptas did not engage in sea trade with for eign countries.
    3. Kali das, the greatest Sanskrit poet and dramatist flour is he during the reign of Gupta period.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 and 3 only                

    B)  3 only

    C)  2 and 3 only                

    D)  1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

     The first famous king of the Gupta dynasty was Ghatotkacha' son Chandragupta-I. He married Kumaradevi, the daughter of the chief of the Licchavis. He got Pataliputra as dowry from the Lichhavis. The Guptas in this period engaged in sea trade with the countries of the west. It was most probably during Guptas reig that Kalidas, the greatest Sanskrit poet and dramatist, as well a many other scientist and scholars flourished.

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