General Studies I
India maintained its early cultural contacts and trade links with Southeast Asia across the Bay of Bengal. For this pre-eminence of early maritime history of Bay of Bengal, which of the following could be the most convincing explanation/explanations?
|A||As compared to other countries, India had a better strip-building technology in ancient and medieval times|
|B||The rulers of southern India always patronized traders, Brahmin priests and Buddhist monks in this context|
|C||Monsoon winds across the Bay of Bengal facilitated sea voyages|
|D||Both A. and B. are convincing explanations in this context|