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Q. Consider the following statements regarding the Sangam Age:
  1. Sangam refers to an assembly of poets under the patronage of Pandyan Kings.
  2. There were three such assemblies and all of them took place in Madurai.
  3. Silapathikaram by Ilango Adigal and Manimegalai by Seethalai Sathanar are the epics written in these assemblies.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 2 and 3 only

  2. 1 and 3 only

  3. 1 and 2 only

  4. 1, 2 and 3


Solution

The correct option is B
1 and 3 only
Explanation:

Statement 1 is correct: Sangam refers to an assembly of poets under the patronage of Pandyan Kings.

Statement 2 is incorrect: First Sangam assembly took place in Madurai and no literary work survived. The second Sangam assembly took place in Kapadapuram and the third Sangam assembly took place in Madurai.

Statement 3 is correct: Silapathikaram by Ilango Adigal and Manimegalai by Seethalai Sathanar are the epics written in these assemblies.

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