Dec. 21, 2022

Prelims Question

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?

    a.1 only

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.