UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

  • question_answer
    Which one of the following is more probable regarding the Harappan script?

    A)  It is distinctly pro-Dravidian

    B)  It is distinctly Sanskritic

    C)  It is not alphabetical, but mainly pictographic

    D)  The language used by these scripts has definite Sumerian connections

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The origin of Harappan Script is poorly understood as it is still undeciphered. It's connection with Indian writing system (e.g. Brahmi, Devanagari, Bengali etc scripts) is uncertain, so the option [a] and [b] are incorrect. The script is the Corpus of symbols produced during 3500-1900 BC, that consists pictures and figures and not any alphabets. So option [c] is correct. Option [d] is incorrect as there is no sumerian connection found yet in this regard.

You need to login to perform this action.
You will be redirected in 3 sec spinner