Q. Which of the following pair/s is/are correctly matched?
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

Explanation: After the death of Harsha, the Pratiharas (Jalore-Rajasthan), the Palas (Bengal) and the Rashtrakutas (Deccan) engaged in a triangular contest for the control of the Ganga–Yamuna doab and the lands adjoining it.

  • The Palas controlled vast areas of the eastern Gangetic Plain.
  • Apart from earning revenue from agriculture, Palas also derived income from their wide commercial contacts in South-east Asia.
  • Buddhism in Bengal provided a link between eastern India and Java and Sumatra.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT