Assertion (A): Rudradaman I claimed to have repaired the famous Sudarsana
lake without having burdened his subjects with visti, pranaya, etc.
Reason (R): According to Kautilya’s Arthasastra only pranaya was an
emergency tax in the Maurya period.
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 a correct explanation of A.
(c) A is true but R is false.
(d) A is false but R is true.
In the Gupta period, a group of artisans had to migrate from Gujarat to
Malwa and ultimately give up their profession because of declining demand
for their goods. To which profession did they belong?
(a) Cotton textile weaving
(b) Silk weaving
(c) Ivory-working
(d) Dyeing
Who among the following informs us that trade was revived between India
and the Byzantine empire during the Gupta period?
(a) Procopius
(b) Cosmas
(c) Arrian
(d) Pliny, the Younger
Who among the following stated that cowries were used as the common
medium of exchange during the Gupta period?
(a) Narada
(b) Brihaspati
(c) Amarasimha
(d) Fahien
Which Gupta originated the Gupta currency system?
(a) Srigupta
(b) Chandragupta I
(c) Samudragupta
(d) Chandragupta II