Q. Consider the following statements regarding the “Mahajanapadas”:
1.Most of the Mahajanapadas were situated in the north of Vindhyas.
2.According to Anguttara Nikaya, the land between Himalayas and Narmada was divided into 22 Mahajanapadas.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Explanation: Most of the Mahajanapadas were situated in the north of Vindhyas, between Bihar in the east to the north-west frontier of the subcontinent.
- From c. 600 BCE, the political history of India is the history of struggles between these states for supremacy.
- According to Buddhist texts, Anguttara Nikaya (the land between Himalayas and Narmada) was divided into 16 independent states (Mahajanapadas).
Source: Poonam Dahiya