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The inscriptions of Ashoka and the Brahmi script were deciphered by ___?

 A.

Alexander Cunningham

 B.

James Princep

 C.

Max Muller

 D.

Mortimer Wheeler

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Solution:
Option(B) is correct

James Princep (1799-1840) was an English scholar, orientalist and antiquary. He was the founding editor of the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal and is best remembered for deciphering the Kharosthi and Brahmi scripts of ancient India.

He was the first to decipher the inscriptions of Ashoka and the Brahmi script.


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