Meherauli Iron Pillar Inscription & Allahabad Pillar inscription - Art & Culture

Q.  Which of the following statement/s is/are correct?

1) The Meherauli Iron Pillar Inscription and the Allahabad Pillar
inscription refer to the achievements of Samudragupta and Chandragupta I respectively.
2) Allahabad Pillar inscription is engraved on an Ashokan pillar and not on a separate pillar.

- Published on 12 Aug 15

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Only 2
The Meherauli Iron Pillar Inscription refers to the achievements of Chandragupta I. The most important source for the reign of Samudragupta is the Allahabad Pillar inscription. This inscription is engraved on an Asokan pillar. It is written in classical Sanskrit, using the Nagari script. It consists of 33 lines composed by Harisena.

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