UPSC History The vedic period - Early vedic period, Later vedic period and sangam period Question Bank Vedic Period/Mahajanapadas/Nandas etc

  • question_answer Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
    List-I List-II
    A. Timkkural 1.Ilangoadigal
    B.  Shilpadikaram 2. Sattanar
    C. Manimakhlai 3. Tolkappiyar
    D. Tolkappiyam 4. Tiruvalluvar
    Codes:

    A)

     A-4 B-1 C-2    D-3

    B)

     A-1       B-4      C-3       D-2

    C)

     A-4       B-1      C-3      D-2

    D)

     A-1 B-4 C-2 D-3

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Correctly matched pairs are:      
    Tirukkural           Tiruvalltivar
    Shilpadikaram       Ilangoadigal
    Manimekhalai       Shitalai Sattanar
    Tolkappiyam        Tolkappiyar
    The Tirukkural is one of tile most important works in the Tamil language. This is reflected in some of the other names by which the text is known: Tamil Marai (Tamil Vedas); Poyyamozhi (words that never fail); and Deiva nool (divine text). Silappatikaram has many references to historical events and personalities, although it has not been accepted as a reliable source of history by many historians because of the inclusion of many exaggerated events and achievements to the ancient Tamil kings. Manimekhalai is a Tamil epic, the sequel to the Shilapaddikaram, which lies been dated by various scholars between the second and sixth centuries CE. The Shilapaddikaram, a verse    epic, narrates die story of Kovalan and Kannaki, a married couple. Tolkappiyam, deals with orthography, phonology, morphology, semantics, prosody and the   subject matter of literature.                        

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