Q. Consider the following pairs:
Author Book
1. Mahendravarman I–Mathavilasa Prahasanam
2. Bharavi – Kiratarjuniya
3. Dandin – Dashakumaracharita
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, 2 and 3 only

Answer: D
Notes:

Mahendravarman I composed Mathavilasa Prahasanam in Sanskrit.  

  • Two extraordinary works in Sanskrit set the standard for Sanskrit literature in the south: Bharavi’s Kiratarjuniya and Dandin’s Dashakumaracharita.  
  • Dandin of Kanchipuram, author of the great treatise on rhetoric Kavyadarsa, seems to have stayed in Pallava court for some time. 

Source: Tamil Nadu state board.