Prelims 1515

Which of the following scripts of ancient India was written from right to left and prevalent between 300 BCE to 300 CE in the North-West region:
A.
Brahmi
B.
Kharoshti
C.
Sharada
D.
Nagari
Explanation :
The Kharosthi script, mostly written right to left, was a writing system originally developed in North-Western region of the subcontinent, sometime between the 4th and 3rd century BCE. The earliest recognizable examples of Kharosthi have been located in the region of Gandhara (northern Pakistan), recorded in the Ashokan edicts (mid-3rd century BCE) at the towns of Mansehra and Shahbazgarhi. Kharosthi was contemporary with the Brahmi script which was widely used in most of India outside the northwest region

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