Study Material For Indian Culture – Art, Architecture and Literature

The following materials will be immensely useful for both UPSC civil services Prelims and Mains. Some questions in Prelims have been asked from these materials. If you like this post, please do share or leave below a comment.

  • Anand

    Excellent. sir.. Please keep up the good work..

    • Thanks 🙂

      • AMIT

        You people are doing this service in the service of mankind, fabulous.
        keep it up

  • sudhir kumar bommana

    excellent work sir..such notes r very useful ..if posible plz provide an integratd stratgy for gs of prelm cum mains..regards!

    • Thanks. You can give any other suggestions. I will write a post on ‘integrated strategy for Prelims and Mains’, but it will take some time.

  • Very useful for GS paper 1

    Keep it up 🙂

  • sudhir kumar bommana

    thank you so much sir…ur work is quite appreciable and i wil b waitng eagerly for ur next article..regards

  • MEGHA WANJARI

    EXCELLENT WORK SIR…THANKS…….PLZ SUPPORT FOR MAINS PAPER IV.

  • good work sir god bless

  • sir, I will get only 2 attempts to appear for ias . is it possible 2 clear ! plz reply sir

    • Zoha,

      Thank you 🙂 Yes, it is possible to clear. You need proper guidance, long term motivation, dedication and availability of resources. It is definitely possible – plan and work hard 🙂

  • rishi raj

    good work

  • anamika

    V good material..

    • ITTEFAQUE ALAM SYED

      HI ANAMIKA AFTER STUDY U ALSO SHARE SOME KNOWLEDGE WITH ME FOLLOW CO OPERATE POLICY

  • vneha

    thankyou sooooo much sir 🙂

  • manmohan

    Thanks a lot sir …………..please provide such materials for post independence consolidation and reorganization

  • Great. You are helping many peoples from rural area. Please keep it up.

  • ITTEFAQUE ALAM SYED

    Great after study from this resources I am in confidence that GS PAER 2 is nothing but interesting in study plese keep your standard of resurce selection continue…….THANX

  • varun

    it is NIOS material…i read it ..better than spectrum

  • pankaj

    sir please provide some guidance for the fourth paper of gs and thanks for the comprehensive coverage of other three

  • anitha

    THIS IS VERY USE FULL FOR ME THANK YOU AND SIR I HAVE A QUESTION THIS HOW DEEP WILL BE THE GEO PORTIONS IN GS IS IT A NEED TO PUT LOT OF EFFORT ON THIS SYLLABUS PLEASE HELP ME

    • Sunaina Mahajan

      all your queries can be solved using this link

      syllabus

  • Pooja

    can anyone upload old NCERT of Ancient and medieval History????
    I am from remote village of U.P. I dont have access to such book.
    Kindly help!!!

  • Nidhi

    Thanks for the notes Sir.
    May I please ask you a question..

    Will the NIOS material for Art and culture that you have provided above suffice for GS 2 Art and Culture topic???

  • aamrpali

    u helped us a lot sir thax for the great efforts

  • Thank you sir

  • Kishan

    keep up the good work sir, excellent. if such kind of guidance would be available on net, why will one join coaching institute. great work. thank you would not be sufficient for your such tremandous worth work. anyway,thank you so much for such a great deed.
    please say, when you will be posting detailed strategy and topic wise book list for sociology.
    thanks.

  • aditya

    Sir please guide me how to score well in csat.?I came from telugu medium background because of that i have not cleared prelims since from 2011..Sir in p-1 i used to get 80 to 85,but when it comes to csat i barely cross even 80.Thank you sir..

  • zafar

    Really very very useful. Time saving plate form.

  • Vignesh babu

    U r doing phenomenal work here. I’ve compiled, collated and consolidated almost every part of the syllabus from what you’ve provided. Great help. I’m very grateful. Keep up the good work.

  • sirhan

    sir will u please help me in sorting out one of my query ..actually i have downloaded the graphic book for culture u gave ….starting giving a reading to it …bt i found it very detailed and analytic on certain topics …is there any simpler way to complete that book as its bulk and moreover in pdf (more hour on laptop)….do i just approach it with factual stuff or should i read it fully ..pls do help thanx:)

    • sirhan

      pls reply @insights

  • harish

    there’s a good summary of all topics available at
    http://www.ebay.in/itm/Indian-Art-and-Culture-for-IAS-/251403146144?pt=IN_Books_Magazines&hash=item3a88cb93a0&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1203

    just purchased it yesterday, seems good

    • udit

      when did you get this book after ordering

  • suganya

    very very useful……thk you sir…

  • sandy

    some thing abt csat

    • sandy

      sir

  • priyanka

    THANK YOU….
    PLZ UPLOAD SOME NOTES FOR ETHICS

  • bikrant sharma

    very use full site DUA collection is a good hobby

  • Yogi

    thanks

  • Lakshmikanth

    very Useful material
    Thank q

  • Pravindra kumar

    I most useful this topic

  • Ved

    Thank you very much for the material, It is more than sufficient to gain understanding of Indian Art and Culture.

  • hari

    very good work

  • Deepak

    Sir Need Some Guidence To clear Pre-Exam

  • Sachit kumar

    sir only this material is enough for that prt of sylb plz tell me sir if there is a need of any book also plz tell me sir .

  • Hello Guys,

    Please note that the above notes are NIOS ones.

  • sabila

    why is it not opening

  • Abhimanyu

    Good work. This website has helped me a lot, especially boosting up the confidence level. It’s no less than a so-called coaching support for those who cannot afford it. Appreciated…

  • VAIBHAV

    thanks for the valuable input

  • parth j patel

    thanks for enlightening our path ….

  • ibadat preet kaur

    nice one

  • priya

    excellent work sir

  • neeraj

    thank you very much sir

  • Chandu RedE
  • mallesh

    Realy great job sir… Thanks a ton…

  • Devmitra

    fantastic work!!!!There is so much to know for every topic.Iam finishing the ncert first and then the rest of extra materials..Is it a right way sir?

  • Juhi Singh Sujai

    Whats the source of these chapters?

    • durgam

      nio

  • Sum

    Sir could you plz suggest the strategy for cse 2015.

  • Sum

    Useful…sir can you plz suggest strategy for cse2015- without coaching

  • uddipto

    hello sir
    i wanted to know that if i cover all the above listed topics ,then would that be enough for prelims as well?
    as in,are there any other topics which i should go through other than these?

  • Alok

    Apart from this ,is there necessary for any book of Art & culture like Spectrum or Arihant..??? plzz reply

  • malini ias

    thank you so much sir for providing these study materials…

  • Priyanka

    Can i please know where i can find “Indian Famous Art School and its forms”? Its in upsc syllabus, but i cant find the proper answer for this:(

  • gopi

    Hi there,
    Thanks for uploading.. I couldn’t download Chapter 3, 4 and 7. It shows up an error message..

  • somya agarwal

    sir i have no words to tell you that how much you have been proved to be useful for students likeme who can not afford to take expensive and uselss coachings…thanks a tonn sir.

    • Ajay Agarwal

      Hi somya r u preparing

  • soloman

    First of all thank yuo very much for your service Sir,,,,
    But i have a query or may be confusion about … i m confused about what to read for Arts and culture portion for Prelims as well as for mains …And upto what depth i should read for this… i found many notes very interesting ..but the thing is , in some them they took me to very deep study like they are preparing for phd and some others are so shallow that they dont even cover the whole topic. so kindly suggest me and tell me , are these notes sufficient ? …..
    Thank You.

  • Saransh jain

    THANKS A LOT

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  • SRIKAR

    JHJ

  • Kevin

    Is this material sufficient?
    (I know nothing is sufficient but as compared to Nitin Singhania’s notes?)

    • Aditya Dubey

      r u from KGP?

      • Kevin

        What is that?

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  • RAKESH RATHOD

    THANK U SIR FOR PROVIDING NOTES