killed by Nandi II
Assertion and Reason
Mark (a) if only Assertion (A) is true.
Mark (b) if only Reason (R) is true.
Mark (c) if both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are true and ‘R’ is the correct explanation for
Mark (d) if both ‘~ and ‘R’ are true, but ‘R’ is not the correct explanation for
Assertion (A): Pallavas, accordingly to some scholars, were a branch of the
Vakataka dynasty.
Reason (R): Pallava inscriptions give us clear evidence about their connection
with Vakatakas.
Assertion (A): Mahendravarman I was also known as ‘Mattavilasa’.
Reason (R): He was the author of a famous burlesque, Mattavilasa
Prahasana, in Sanskrit.
Assertion (A): Pallavas conquered several countries in South-East Asia.
Reason (R): The Pallava type of vimana (storey) is found in the temples of
Java, Cambodia and Annam belonging to this period.
Assertion (A): The Nandi group of Pallava temples are more ornate than the
earlier groups.
Reason (R): They are mostly small in size.
Assertion (A): The Pallava administration was marked by autonomous village
administration which, however, developed fully only under the Cholas.
Reason (R): The Pallava rulers did not make any land grants, including
religious grants.
Match List I with List II and select the answer from the codes given below.
         List I                                List II
      (i) Alupas                           (A) Bastar
      (ii) Mauryas                         (B) South Canara
      (iii) Nalas                          (C) Malwa
      (iv) Kalachuris                      (D) Konkan