Quiz- Q14. In the Stupas of Mauryan period many inscriptional evidences are found. Which of the following was/were inscribed in those Stupas?
1. Name and profession of donors
2. Donations by the guilds
3. Name of the artisans
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2 only
C. 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3
Exp: In Mauryan period, from the second century BCE onwards, we get many inscriptional evidences through the mentioning of donors and, at times, their profession. The pattern of patronage was a collective one and there are very few instances of royal patronage. Patrons ranged from lay devotees to gahapatis and kings. Donations by the guilds are also mentioned at several sites. However, there are very few inscriptions mentioning the names of artisans such as Kanha at Pitalkhora and his disciple Balaka at Kondane caves.