UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2016

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    With reference to the cultural history of India, the memorizing of chronicles, dynastic histories and epic tales was the profession of who of the following?

    A)  Shramana        

    B)        Parivraajaka

    C)  Agrahaarika     

    D)  Magadha

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Exp. [d] Magadha is supposed to be a courtier with these roles to perform. The memorising of chromicles, dynastic histories or epic tales was the work of a different group of people, the Sutas and Magadhas. During the first stage (from 4th century BC to the 4th century AD), the task of collecting information and presenting it in literary form was the special task assigned to the Sutas and Magadhas (bards and chroniders), who were the descendants of priestly families of the Vedic period.

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