Q. With reference to the history of ancient India, Bhavabhuti, Hastimalla and Kshemeshvara were famous

[A] Jain monks

[B] playwrights

[C] temple architects

[D] philosophers

Answer: B

Why this Question: List of notable playwrights during ancient times is an important static topic. 

Ans) b 

Exp) Option b is correct. 

Bhavabhuti was an 8th-century scholar of India noted for his plays and poetry, written in Sanskrit. The works attributed to poet Bhavabhuti were Mahaviracharita (depicting the early life of Rama), Malatimadhava a play based on the romance of Malati and Madhava and Uttararamacharita (depicts Rama’s coronation, the abandonment of Sita and their reunion). 

Hastimalla was 13th century Kannada poet and writer in Hoysala Empire. He wrote Purvapurana. 

Kshemeshvara (990 – c.1070 CE) was an 11th-century Sanskrit poet from Kashmir in India. One of the important work attributed to him is Dasavatar Charita. 

Source) https://www.britannica.com/biography/Bhavabhuti 


Subject) History