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Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and
Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1) Examine the changes in Indian cinema brought about by economic liberalization.(250 words)
Why this question
UPSC sometimes asks such questions in GS paper or even in essays. The question is related to GS-1 syllabus under the following heading-
Key demand of the question
The question wants us to trace the history of Indian cinema with a special focus on how has economic liberalization impacted it.
Examine- we have to dig deeper into the issue and find out not only the changes but also the driving forces behind them.
Structure of the answer
Introduction- Introduce your answer by mentioning the arrival of cinema in India and briefly mention its link with the society.
Body- In one part, discuss the pre-liberalization Indian cinema and describe its nature- topics, audience targeted etc and why so.
In the other part, discuss how liberalization impacted Indian cinema- change in content/ themes, change in audience targeted, change in business models and opportunities, role of technology and advertisement etc.
conclusion – Give a balanced and justified brief conclusion/ viewpoint on the given issue.