Which among the following was / were the observations of Huen Tsang, who visited India during the 7th century:
1. destruction of various Buddhist monasteries due to Huna invasions
2. presence of two Buddhism sects viz. Hinayana and Mahayana
3. cash payments to royal officials

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Answer: [A] Only 1 & 2

Huentsang came during Harsha’s time. The destruction of various Buddhist monasteries is reported by him in Gandhara and Taxila due to the Huna invasions. Both the Hinayana and Mahayana were present here. He notes that Harsha paid his officials through land grants in lieu of their salaries.

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