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General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic – Art Forms, GS-1

  1. What is culture and what are its general characteristics? Discuss any four important characteristics of Indian culture. (200 Words)
  2. “The period between B.C. 600 and B.C. 200 is important not only for political unity of the country but also for cultural unity.” Comment. (200 Words)
  3. The Alvars and Nayanars of Tamil Nadu led an inclusive Bhakti movement where they accommodated the women and the lower caste communities at the same time opposing the traditional religions of the time. Comment.  (200 Words)
  4. Write a short note on the following in about 100 Words: 4 x 5 = 20

a) The Sattriya dance form

                  b) Gombeyaata

                 c) Purandaradasa

                d)  Lai Haraoba

     5. What are the architectural traditions that inspired the architects of           Vijayanagara? How did they transform these traditions? (200 Words)  


Tomorrow’s Topics:

Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features