With reference to the nature of Indian economy / society in early medieval India, which among the following statements is / are correct?
1. Practice of agriculture got confined to only Vaishyas and Shudras
2. The Vaisyas gradually lost their economic status due to decline of trade and commerce
3. The Brahmins adopted the occupation of agriculture only in times of distress
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [C] Only 2

Agriculture was viewed more or less as a regular vocation of the Brahmin, and not as an occupation to be adopted only in distress. In fact Agriculture was included as a Samanya Dharma of all varnas.

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