HAS/HPAS Mains: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 1 [GS-1]

By | February 24, 2020


(GS-1, UNIT-1)

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Topic: Historical perspective of Indian Cultural heritage: Literature and Art forms from ancient times to 1947 (Major structural and rock-cut temple architecture, sculptural art and major schools of paintings).

भारतीय सांस्कृतिक विरासत का ऐतिहासिक परिप्रेक्ष्य: प्राचीन काल से 1947 तक साहित्य और कला के रूप (प्रमुख संरचनात्मक और रॉक-कट मंदिर वास्तुकला, मूर्तिकला कला और चित्रकला के प्रमुख स्कूल)।

1. Examine critically the concept of Cultural Heritage.(4 marks, 60 words) – HPAS Mains 2017

Reference http://www.cultureindevelopment.nl/Cultural_Heritage/What_is_Cultural_Heritage

Reference https://medievalstudies.ceu.edu/concept-and-history-cultural-heritage

2. Differentiating between structural and rock-cut temples, discuss briefly the evolution of rock-cut temple architecture in India. (8 marks, 120 words)

Reference https://www.culturalindia.net/indian-architecture/ancient-architecture/rock-cut.html

3. Highlight the differences between architecture styles of North Indian and South Indian temples. (8 marks, 120 words)

Reference Pdf (NCERT-11th Class ‘AN INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN ART’ chapter-6 )

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4. Throw light on the silent features of Pahari Miniature painting (4 marks, 60 words)

Reference https://www.gktoday.in/gk/pahari-schools-of-paintings/

Reference https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pahari_painting

Reference https://hpgeneralstudies.com/pahari-styles-painting/

5. Highlight the differences between Mughal paintings and Rajput Miniature paintings. (8 marks, 120 words)

Reference https://www.ukessays.com/essays/history/similarities-and-differences-between-rajput-and-mughal-paintings-history-essay.php

Reference https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-Mughal-style-of-miniature-painting-and-Rajput-style

6. What do you understand by sculptural art? Discuss the evolution of Indian sculpture art from the pre-Vedic period till date? (20 marks, 400 words)

Reference https://www.britannica.com/art/sculpture

Reference https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sculpture_in_the_Indian_subcontinent

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