Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The Kharosthi script was derived from Aramaic used in the Achaemenid Empire of Persia.
2.The Kharosthi script was written from right to left.
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: C
Notes:

Explanation: The cultural impact was felt most in the Gandhara region. The most significant impact was the development of the Kharosthi script, used in the north-western part of India.

  • It was used by Ashoka in his inscriptions in the Gandhara region.
  • The Kharosthi script was derived from Aramaic used widely in the Achaemenid Empire of Persia.
  • Like Aramaic, Kharosthi was written from right to left.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT