Q. Consider the following statements regarding kushans:
1.They were nomadic tribal people who were originally from the steppes of North Central Asia.
2.The Kanishka was the famous king of Kushans.
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 Kushanas were also referred as Yueh–Chis (Moon tribe) or Tocharians, who were one of the five clans (Kuei-shang) into which the Yue-chi tribe was divided.

  • They were nomadic tribal people who were originally from the steppes of north Central Asia.
  • The Kushanas first occupied Bactria (or north Afghanistan), where they displaced the Shakas, and gradually seized Gandhara, replacing the rule of the Greeks and the Parthians in these areas.
  • Ultimately, they set up their authority over the lower Indus basin and the greater part of the Gangetic basin.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT