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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
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Sanghabhuti, an Indian Buddhist monk, who travelled to China at the end of the fourth century AD, was the author of a commentary on:

A

Prajnaparamita Sutra

B

Visudhimagga

C

Sarvastivada Vinaya

D

Lalitavistara

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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2023 (General Studies)
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With reference to ancient India, consider the following statements :

1. The concept of Stupa is Buddhist in origin.

2. Stupa was generally a repository of relics.

3. Stupa was a votive and commemorative structure in the Buddhist tradition.

How many of the statements given above are correct? 

A
Only one
B
Only two
C
All three
D
None
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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2023 (General Studies)
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With reference to ancient South India, Korkai, Poompuhar, and Muchiri were well-known as 
A
capital cities
B
ports
C
centres of iron-and-steel making
D
shrines of Jain Tirthankaras
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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2023 (General Studies)
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Which one of the following explains the practice of 'Vattakirutal' as mentioned in Sangam poems?
A
Kings employing women bodyguards
B
Learned persons assembling in royal courts to discuss religious and philosophical matters
C
Young girls keeping watch over agricultural fields and driving away birds and animals
D
A king defeated in a battle committing ritual suicide by starving himself to death
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