Q. The terms “sresti and sarthavaha” are related to which of the following?

[A] Tax collectors

[B] Traders

[C] Treasuries

[D] Record keepers

Answer: B

Explanation: The contribution of traders to the soundness of the Gupta economy is quite impressive. Two distinctive types of traders called sresti and sarthavaha existed.

  • Sresti was usually settled at a particular place and enjoyed an eminent position by virtue of his wealth and influence in the commercial life and administration of the place.
  • The sarthavaha was a caravan trader who carried his goods to different places for profitable sale.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT