Medieval History

Consider the following statements from Kalhana's Rajatarangini

  1. The common people ate rice and Utpala - saka (a wild vegetable of bitter taste).
  2. Harsha introduced into Kashmir a general dress befitting a king which included a long coat.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? 

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer

Both the given statements are correct.

Rajatarangini is a metrical historical chronicle of kings of Kashmir written in Sanskrit by Kalhana in 12th century CE describing social life of Kashmir.

King Harsha is known to introduce a general dress of befitting a king which include a long coat.

The correct option is D.