Q. Consider the following statements regarding rashtrakutas:
1.Kannada and Sanskrit literature made great progress during their reign.
2.Kavichakravarthi Ponna, Adikavi Panpa and Kavichakravarti Ranna three gems of ancient kannada literature.
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 Rashtrakuta rulers were great patrons of learning. Kannada and Sanskrit literature made great progress during their reign.

  • Amoghavarsha I was the author of Prasnottaramalika, a Sanskrit work, and Kavirajamarga, a Kannada work.
  • Jinasena wrote the Adipurana of the Jains. Krishna II’s spiritual guide, Gunabhadra, wrote the Mahapurana of the Jains.
  • The three gems of ancient Kannada literature – Kavichakravarthi Ponna, Adikavi Panpa and Kavichakravarti Ranna – were patronised by Rashtrkuta king Krishna III, as well as by Tailapa and Satyashraya of Western Chalukyas.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT