(c) i and iii only are correct
(d) ii and iv only are correct
Of the Sangam kings who were the first to establish their supremacy in south
Which of the following statements help in fixing the date of Sangam age?
(i) The synchronism of Gajabahu of Sri Lanka (173–195 AD) with Chera
(ii) The prevalence of pattini cult in Sri Lanka and south India.
(iii) The evidence from Sangam literature about trade with the Yavanas and
from Greek and Latin classical literature describing Tamil country.
(iv) The classical nature of Sangam literature.
Select the answer from the codes below:
(a) i and ii only
(b) i, ii and iii
(c) i, ii and iv
(d) All the above
Read the following statements about the social system of the Sangam age and
identify the one which is not correct:
(a) The Sangam people were organised in social groups living apart from one
another, but in close proximity within each village and town.
(b) The difference in the status and economic conditions was well accepted
and rarely challenged by the people.
(c) There were four castes namely Tudiyan, Panan, Paraiyan and Kadamban.
(d) Sangam literature mentions three regular varnas, namely Brahmins,
Kshatriyas and Vaishyas.
Which was the main import from the West in Sangam age?
(a) Gold and silver
(b) Wine and slaves
(d) Pottery and glassware