Q. The “Zend Avesta” is related to which of the following?

[A] Zoroastrianism

[B] Buddhism

[C] Jainism

[D] Sikhism

Answer: A

Explanation: The Zend Avesta is a Persian/Iranian text of Zoroastrianism. This book speaks about the lands and gods of the people speaking the Indo-Iranian languages.

  • It has references to the regions of northern and north-western parts of India. It has terms which show linguistic similarity with the Vedas.
  • This text is indirect evidence that the early home of the Aryans was outside the Indian subcontinent.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT