SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-2

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    By tradition the famous lexicographer Amarasimha was a contemporary of who of the following?

    A)  Asvaghosa       

    B)         Panini

    C)  Patanjali          

    D)  Kalidasa

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

     Amara Sinha (or Amara Simha) (c. CE 375) was a Sanskrit grammarian and poet, of whose personal history hardly anything is known. He is said to have been "one of the nine gems that adorned the throne of Vikramaditya," and according to the evidence of Xuanzang, this is the Chandragupta Vikramaditya (Chandragupta II) that flourished about CE 375. Other sources describe him as flourishing in c. CE 700. Amara Sinha composed the book Amarkosh. The well-known Navaratnas include the ones in the courts of the legendary emperor Vikramaditya. According to folk tradition, his court had 9 famous scholars. They were: Amarasimha, Dhanvantari, Ghatakarapara, Kalidasa, Kshapanaka, Shanku, Varahamihira, Vararuchi, Vetala-Bhatta.                             

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