With reference to the ancient India:
1. Cotton Route refers to the maritime route in the Indian Ocean for export of textiles from India
2. India regularly exported large quantities cotton cloth from Tagara in current Maharashtra state

Which among the above is / are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Since 2013 China has made efforts to connect with South Asian nations & India’s extended neighborhood. China has identified nations like India, Maldives & Sri Lanka that connect its ports with Africa’s eastern coast. The Indian Government is trying to counter Maritime Silk Road of China with its own strategies which include revival of ancient spice route, ancient Cotton Route and the so called Project Mausam.

Further, we note that India’s first cotton exports date back to the 1st century CE. There were regular supplies of large quantities of cloth of ordinary quality from Tagara (Ter in Maharashtra).

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