Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Paper was indigenous development of Indians in 7th Century C. E.
2.Ink was used in India from the fourth century.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: Paper was known to India in the 17th century as account of Chinese traveller I-tsing describes.

Excavations at Taxila indicate that ink was used in India from the fourth century. Colours of ink were made from chalk, red lead and minimum.

Source: Science NCERT