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With reference to the scholars/litterateurs of ancient India, consider the following statements:

1. Panini is associated with Pushyamitra Shunga.
2. Amarasimha is- associated with Harshavardhana
3. Kalidasa is associated with Chandra Gupta – II

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3



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1. Statement 1 is incorrect: Panini, a Sanskrit grammarian, formulated the comprehensive Astadhyayi (Astaka) in the 3rd-4th century BC, providing a scientific theory of phonetics, phonology, and morphology. Pushyamitra Shunga was a ruler of the Shunga Empire in the 1st century BC.

2. Statement 2 is incorrect: Amarasimha, a Sanskrit grammarian and poet, was a prominent figure during the Gupta dynasty's rule.

3. Statement 3 is correct: The time period of Kalidasa, a renowned poet, is debated among historians, with some suggesting his association with Chandragupta II (Vikramaditya).


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