Q. Priyadarsika, Ratnavali and Nagananda were written by whom among the following?
Harsha patronised literary and cultural activities. It is said the state spent a quarter of its revenue for such activities.
- Bana, the author of Harshacharita and Kadambari, was a court poet of Harsha.
- The emperor himself was a renowned litterateur, which is evident from the plays he wrote such as Priyadarsika, Rathnavali and Nagananda.
- Harsha gifted liberally for the promotion of education. Temples and monasteries functioned as centres of learning.
- Renowned scholars imparted education in the monasteries at Kanauj, Gaya, Jalandhar, Manipur and other places. The Nalanda University reached its utmost fame during this period.
Source: Tamil Nadu state board.