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

  • question_answer The word Yava mentioned in Rigveda is used for which agricultural product?

    A)  Barley                         

    B)  Gram              

    C)  Rice                

    D)  Wheat

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

                                                                             It is accepted that the word 'yava' in the oldest texts, including die Rigveda, applied to any type of grain that was grounded into flour. Yet, many Indologists treat the word as meaning specifically barley.     

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