Q. Which of the following is an example of proto – history?

[A] Indus valley civilization

[B] Mauryan culture

[C] Sramanic traditions

[D] Satavahanas culture

Answer: A

Explanation: Generally, it refers to a period between prehistory and history, during which a culture or civilization has not yet developed writing but is mentioned in the written records of a contemporary literate civilization.

For example, the script of the Harappan civilization remains un-deciphered; however, since its existence is noted in Mesopotamian writings, it is considered a part of proto history.

Source: Poonam Dahiya