Q. “Famine has never visited India and that there has never been a general scarcity in the supply of nourishing food and even in times of war the Indians would never ravage the cultivated soil as was done by other nations but would fight their battles, away from agricultural fields allowing the tillers of the soil to carry on cultivation even when battles were raging” – statement was made by?

[A] Megasthene

[B] Strabo

[C] Pliny

[D] Arrian

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation: Megasthenes was so impressed by the contentment and prosperity of the people that he made the sweeping remark that, “famine has never visited India and that there has never been a general scarcity in the supply of nourishing food and even in times of war the Indians would never ravage the cultivated soil as was done by other nations but would fight their battles, away from agricultural fields allowing the tillers of the soil to carry on cultivation even when battles were raging.”

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT