|Which of the following statements about the society of the Sangam Age are NOT true?|
|(i) Brahmins emerged as a regular varna.|
|(ii) They abstained from eating meat and drinking wine.|
|(iii) There were regular varnas of Kshatriyas and Vaishyas.|
|(iv) The ruling class could come from only the Kshatriyas.|
|Select the answer from the codes given below:|
A) All of them
B) i and ii only
C) ii and iii only
D) ii, iii and iv
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] The popularity and prevalence of the Brahmanical velvi (yajna) the sraddha and pinda to the dead, fasting etc. are well attested to by the Sangam literature. During the Sangam Age, Buddhism and Jainism also flourished together, but were subordinate to the Brahmamcal Vedic religion. The Tamils of the Sangam Age were aware of certain spiritual and philosophical truths, such as concepts of body and soul, superiority of destiny, dying for a noble cause and so on.
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