Q. With respect to Mughal Era, Which of the following statements is/are not correct?
1. Dara Shikoh translated the Bhagavat Gita and Upanishads into the Persian language.
2. Regional Languages declined during the Mughal Reign.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: Shah Jahan also patronized many writers and historians like Abdul Hamid Lahori, author of Padshah Nama and Inayat Khan who wrote Shah Jahan Nama. His son Dara Shikoh translated the Bhagavat Gita and Upanishads into the Persian language. Many historical works were written during the reign of Aurangazeb. Famous dictionaries of the Persian language were also compiled during the Mughal period. Regional languages such as Bengali, Oriya, Rajasthani and Gujarathi had also developed during this period. Many devotional works including the Ramayana and Mahabharata were translated into regional languages. From the time of Akbar, Hindi poets were attached to the Mughal court. The most influential Hindi poet was Tulsidas, who wrote the Hindi version of the Ramayana, the Ramcharitmanas.

Source: Tamil Nadu Board Class 11