Which one of the following item was collected only in cash under the Mauryas?
Answer: Option C
Solution(By Examveda Team)Pranaya literally meaning a gift of affection, pranaya was a levy imposed by the state during emergency periods. Though first mentioned by Panini, it was elaborated upon for the first time in Arthashastra. Pranaya amounted to onethird or one-fourth of the produce according to the nature of the soil.
A. Literary works
B. Foreign accounts
C. Numismatic evidence
D. Epigraphic sources
A. Ashoka's pacifist policies
B. Division of the empire after Ashoka
C. Foreign aggressions particularly Greek
D. Economic and financial crisis