Q. By seventh century AD, India established close relations with South-East Asia. In this context, consider the following statements-
1. The spread of Indian culture in South-East Asian countries was held mainly through Indian traders and religious preachers.
2. Only Buddhism propagated from India to the South-East Asian region.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
b. only 2
c. both 1 and 2
d. neither 1 nor 2
Answer – (a)
Explanation-Indian culture spread in South-East Asian countries mainly through traders and religious preachers. Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism were propagated from India in this region.