Q. Consider the following pair of Authors and Sanskrit grammar books:
Author Book
1. Panini–Ashtadhyayi
2. Patanjali–Mahabhashya
3. Amarasimha – Chandravyakaranam
Which of the above given pair are correctly matched?

[A] 2 and 3 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1 only

Answer: B
Notes:

The Gupta period also saw the development of Sanskrit grammar based on Panini who wrote Ashtadhyayi and Patanjali who wrote Mahabhashya on the topic.  

  • This period is particularly memorable for the compilation of the Amarakosa, a thesaurus in Sanskrit, by Amarasimha.  
  • A Buddhist scholar from Bengal, Chandrogomia, composed a book on grammar named Chandravyakaranam. 

Source: Tamil Nadu state board.