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

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    Which one of the following statements about ancient Indian Mahajanapadas is correct?              [2014-I]

    A)  All Mahajanapadas were oligarchies where power was exercised by a group of people

    B)  All Mahajanapadas yvw located in Eastern India

    C)  No army was maintained by the Mahaj anapadas

    D)  Buddhist and jaina texts list sixteen Mahajanapadas

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    According to Angunttara Nikaya (Buddhist text) and Bhagavati sutra (Jaina text) there were 16 mahajanapadas in ancient India.

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