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With reference to the difference between the culture of Rigvedic Aryan and Indus Valley people, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Rigvedic Aryan used the coat of mail and helmet in warfare whereas the people of Indus Valley Civilization did not leave any evidence of using them.
2. Rigvedic Aryans knew gold, silver and copper whereas Indus Valley people knew only copper and iron.
3. Rigvedic Aryans have domesticated the horse whereas there is no evidence of Indus Valley people having been aware of this animal.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer:

C

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Explanation:

Statement 1: Rigvedic Aryans used the coat of mail and helmet in warfare, as well as swords, arrows, and bows. In contrast, there is no conclusive evidence from the archaeological remains of the Indus Valley Civilization suggesting their use of such armor. Hence, statement 1 is correct.

Statement 2: Rigvedic Aryans had knowledge of gold, silver, copper, and iron, as mentioned in their texts. The Indus Valley people were indeed aware of and used gold, copper, and bronze, but there is no substantial evidence indicating their knowledge or use of iron. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.

Statement 3: Rigvedic Aryans domesticated horses, which is evident from their texts. On the other hand, there is limited evidence of the Indus Valley people being aware of or domesticating horses. Hence, statement 3 is correct.

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