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Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1) It is said that the Pala period witnessed the last great phase of Buddhism and of the Buddhist art in India. Examine the main features of Pala art and the reasons why it ended suddenly in the 13th century. (250 Words)
Why this question?
It’s in our list of topics(miniature paintings). Important question as it’s related to Buddhist art.
Key demand of the question:
Write main features of Pala art and reasons why it ended suddenly. Give more space to first part.
Examine– Inspect thoroughly features and reasons for Pala art’s end. Present facts and examples without your opinion.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction, write general significance of miniature paintings and how they contributed to future trends of new styles of paintings in one line. Then in another line, write why Pala miniatures are distinct in history.
In the body, in TWO main Parts address demand of the question: First part to write features – divide into 3-4 sub-parts to examine features with examples(like, material, subjects, form, etc); Second part to write about demise of Pala art – write in points.
In the conclusion, write how Buddhist art from India travelled to East Asia with it carrying India’s artistic tradition.