(b) The land of hunters and gatherers
(c) A special type of cloth produced at Madurai
(d) The practice of worshipping male ancestors
In which work does Agastya’s connection with the south come into
(a) Ashtadhyayi
(b) Ramayana
(c) Mahabharata
(d) Bhagavad Gita
While Megasthenes was the First foreigner to make a mention of the
Pandyas, a grammar- ian of the forth century BC who was probably a
southerner was the first Indian to make a mention of the Pandya, Chola and
Chera kingdoms. Who was he?
(a) Panini
(b) Patanjali
(c) Bavari
(d) Katyayana
Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Korkai Colchi
(b) Camara Kaveripattinam
(c) Poduca Masulipattinam
(d) Argaru Uraiyur
Consider the following two statements—one labelled as Assertion (A) and
the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): In the reign of Augustus, despite embassies from the Pandyan
ruler, the Roman trade with south India was by no means extensive or
economically important.
Reason (R): Among the Roman gold and silver coins found in south India, a
phenomenally large number bear the stamp of Augustus. In the context of the
above two statements which one of the following is correct?
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
(c) A is true but R is false.
(d) A is false but R is true.