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

  • question_answer Which of the following inscription/inscriptions is/are the most important source for history of the Gupta period?             
    1. Meherauli Iron Pillar Inscription
    2. Heliodorus Pillar Inscription
    3. Allahabad Pillar Inscription
    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    A)  3 only             

    B)  1 and 3 only

    C)  2 and 3 only                

    D)  1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     Apart from literary sources, inscriptions like the Meherauli Iron Pillar Inscription and the Allahabad Pillar Inscription were the most instant source for history of the Gupta period. The first refers to the achievements of Chandragupta II and the most important source for the reign of samudragupota is the Allahabad pillar inscription. 

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