Q. 34.1( 72 Votes )

State whether true or false:

(a) Ujjain was the gateway to the north-west.

(b) Chandragupta’s ideas were written down in the Arthashastra.

(c) Kalinga was the ancient name of Bengal.

(d) Most Ashokan inscriptions are in the Brahmi script.

Answer :

(a) False

Taxila a province of Mauryan Empire was the gateway to north-west.

(b) False

Arthshashtra is the Sanskrit word which means economic sciences. Ideas of Kautilya or Chanakya were written down in Arthshashtra.

NOTE: Chankya or kautilya was the advisor or guru of Chandraupta Maurya.

(c) False

Kalinga refers to the coastal region between Godavari and Mahanadi rivers. Bengal doesn’t lie in kalinga.

(d) True

Brahmi Script is the parent language of Hindi and many other north Indian languages. Ashokan inscriptions were written in Brahmi script. It was most commonly used language.

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