Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The Harappan script was pictographic and logosyllabic.
2.The Harappan writing was boustrophedon.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Explanation: The Harappan script was pictographic and logosyllabic (each symbol stood for a word/syllable).

  • Harappan writing was boustrophedon, that is to say, right to left and left to right in alternate lines.
  • The Harappan script has not been deciphered so far.
  • The evidence of a common script however points to great cultural integration, and its virtual disappearance by c.1700 BCE hints at the lack of sufficient downward percolation of writing.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT