SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    Caraka (Charaka), a great authority on medicine, was in the court of who of the following?

    A)  Gautamiputra Satakarni    

    B)  Nahapana

    C)  Kanishka             

    D)     Rudradaman

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Kanishka-I was the most power ruler of the Kushana Empire. Kanishka was the founder of the Shaka Era of AD 78. Some of the scholars in the Court of Kanishka were Parsva, Vasumitra, Asvaghosa, Nagarjuna, Charaka and Mathara. Charaka (Sanskrit Caraka) who belonged to Barber Caste (not a hairstylist but a medical ayurvedic therapist, as in Kashmiri language the hairstylists and ayurvedic therapist are called "navids") was one of the principal contributors to the ancient art and science of Ayurveda, a system of medicine and lifestyle developed in Ancient India. He is famous for authoring the medical treatise, the Charaka Samhita. Charaka has been identified as a native of Kashmir. He is well known as the "father of medicine".

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