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45. Which of the following statements with respect to Megasthenes are true?

i. He is the author of “Indica”

ii. He served as an ambassador in the court of Ashoka



Correct Answer
A

(a) i only

Your Answer
B

(b) ii only

Your Answer
C

(c) Both i and ii

Your Answer
D
(d) Neither i nor ii

Solution

The correct option is A

(a) i only


Ans 45. A

Explanation:Megasthenes was the Greek ambassador in the court of Chandragupta Maurya . His book Indica has survived only in fragments. Yet, his account gives details about the Mauryan administration, articularlythe administration of the capital city of Pataliputra and also the military organization. His picture on contemporary social life is notable.

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