Q. Which one of the following statements about the word ‘Hindu’ is/are not correct?
1. The word “Hindu” appears for the first time in an inscription of Darius I at Persepolis, Iran.
2. Darius lists “Hindu” as part of his empire.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation:

  • The word “Hindu” appears for the first time in an inscription of Darius I at Persepolis, Iran. Darius lists “Hindu” as part of his empire.
  • The word “Sindhu”, denoting a river in general and Indus in particular, became “Hindu” in Persian. The Greeks dropped the S and called it Indu, which eventually came to be called Hindu and later India.

Source: Tamil Nadu Board Class 11