Q. 2

What were the main industries in Greater India?

Answer :

The main industries in Greater India were:

a) Sculptors: India sculptors were known for their exceptional skills. They are credited with Ashoka Pillars across the country and several major architectural wonders, which are reflective of Indian engineering skills of the period.

b) Textile Industry: Textile and handicrafts industry was robust, and their goods were worth of being exported to foreign markets. Cotton industry flourished in Benaras, Vatsa and Madurai, whereas Bengal was known for muslin clothes.

c) Wood Industry: Goods carved of wood, like furniture, ships, doors and boats, were also prominent sources of livelihood in the ancient days.

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