(iv) anasah, those who were flat-nosed.
(v) krishnatvach, those who were dark- skinned.
Choose the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i, ii and iii
(b) ii, iii and iv
(c) ii, iv and v
(d) All of them
Which one of the following Rig Vedic gods was frequently referred to by the
epithet of athithi literally meaning a guest?
Consider the following statements:
(i) The word ‘Brahmin’ occurs several times in the Rig Veda, but it was not
used in the sense of a varna.
(ii) The word ‘Rajanya’ occurs only in the Purushasukta, but at other places
of the Rig Veda the word ‘Kshatriya’ is used.
(iii) Though the word ‘Vaishya’ occurs only in the Purushasukta of the Rig
Veda, the word vis is frequently employed in this Veda.
(iv) In almost all hymns of the Rig Veda the word vis means ‘Vaishya’,
though occasionally it also, means the ‘people’ who practised cattle breeding.
(v) The word ‘Sudra’ occurs not only in the Purushasukta but also in several
other parts of the Rig Veda.
(a) i, ii and iii are true
(b) ii, iii and iv are true
(c) i, ii, iii and iv are true
(d) all are true.
Given below are two statements—one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other
labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): The gift or sale of a son was not regarded as beyond the power
of the father during the Vedic age, both early and later periods.
Reason (R): According to a