Q. Which of the following Buddhist text/s is/are gave an account of Chadragupta’s life?
1.Mahavamsa
2.Milindapanho
3.Mahabhashya
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: The major literary sources for the period include Hemachandra’s Parishishtaparvan (establishing Chandragupta’s connections with Jainism);

  • Vishakhadatta’s Mudrarakshasa from the 5th century (a historical drama describing the clever machinations of Chanakya against Chandragupta’s enemies);
  • Dandin’s Dashakumaracharita; Banabhatta’s Kadambari; the trinity of Buddhist texts that give us an account of Chadragupta’s life, namely, the Mahavamsa, Milindapanho, and Mahabhashya.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT