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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    Consider the following sentences -
    1. The Sanskrit used in the Mahabharata is far simpler than that of the Vedas.
    2. The earliest inscriptions were in Prakrit, a name for languages used by ordinary people.
    Select die correct option from the codes given below:

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2 

    C)  Both 1 and 2       

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Vedic Sanskrit is not the language of common people. The earliest deciphered epigraphic inscriptions was of Ashoka of the 3rd century BCE, written informs of Prakrit in the Brahmi script, which was the language of the ordinary people.

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