With respect to Apbhramsa, consider the following statements:
1. It developed from Sanskrit Language but deviates from the norm of Sanskrit grammar
2. It is a direct precursor to modern Hindi language
Which among the above statements is / are correct ?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Apabhramsha (fallen away) is an important northern Indian Prakrit, one of the vernacular languages that developed naturally from Sanskrit. Apabhramsha was the latest addition to the Middle Indo-Aryan languages and is considered a direct precursor of early modern Hindi, which was becoming established as early as the twelfth century. Although Apabhramsha has lesser status than Sanskrit, it was nevertheless an important regional literary language.

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