Consider the following statements about Ashokan Edicts:

  1. All Ashokan edicts are written in Prakrit language
  2. Devanagari script was the most common script used for all writings

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

Both are incorrect statements because besides  Prakrit, Ashokan edicts are written in Greek and Aramaic languages also. All the edicts of Ashoka engraved in the Kharoshthi and Brahmi scripts are in the Prakrit language. 

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