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Q37. Consider the following statements regarding Literature in Pali and Prakrit
1. Pali is usually used to indicate the archaic or old form of Prakrit and it combines several existing dialects.
2. 
These languages gained prominence when religious literature of the Buddhists and Jains were composed in this language.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?


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(a) Only 1
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(b) Only 2
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(c) Both 1 and 2
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(d) None of the above
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The correct option is B (c) Both 1 and 2
Prakrit is a term which is loosely attached to any language from the standard one, i.e. Sanskrit. Pali is usuall used to indicate the archaic or old form of Prakrit and it combines several existing dialects. These languages gained prominence when religious literature of the Buddhists and Jains were composed in this language

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