(d) slave women
Who among the following refers to the aniravasita, a special category of
Sudras, regarded as clean and therefore not polluting?
(a) Panini
(b) Patanjali
(c) Manu
(d) Yajnavalkya
Which of the following factors were responsible for the change in the social
structure of ancient India?
(i) Economic change
(ii) Rise of new religions
(iii) Foreign invasions and migrations
(iv) Aryanisation of indigenous tribes
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) i, ii and iii
(b) ii, iii and iv
(c) i, iii and iv
(d) All of them
Which one of the four varnas mentioned in the Purushasukta of the mandala
X of the Rig Veda is referred in the other parts of the Rig Veda in the sense of
a varna?
(a) Brahmins
(b) Kshatriyas
(c) Vaishyas
(d) Sudras
What is the correct order in which the four varnas appear in the Buddhist Pali
texts?
(a) Sudda, khattiya, bahamanna and vessa
(b) Vessa, bahamanna, sudda and khattiya
(c) Bahamanna, khattiya, vessa and sudda
(d) Khattiya, bahamanna, vessa and sudda
The legendary names of Lilavati and Khana are connected with:
(a) mathematics and astronomy
(b) music and dance