Topic: Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
3) Discuss the contribution of Mughal rulers to Indian painting.(250 words)
Why this question
The issue is related to GS 1 syllabus under the following heading-
Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to deliberate upon the role of Mughal rulers in the development and evolution of Indian painting. We have to give an account of contribution of the Mughal rulers to Indian painting.
Discuss- This is an all-encompassing directive, which wants us to write in detail about the contribution of Mughal rulers to Indian painting. We have to provide examples of different Mughal rulers and their contribution.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – mention the ancient origin and gradual evolution of indian painting.
Body- mention that Mughal rulers further enriched the Indian painting. They introduced persian court culture into Indian paintings. Then give an account of contribution of different Mughal rulers. From this period book illumination or individual miniatures replaced wall painting as the most vital form of art.
E.g Emperor Akbar patronised artists from Kashmir and Gujarat; Humayun brought two Persian painters to his court. Mention Baburnama, Akbarnama, Abd-us-Samad Dasawanth and Basawan and their works. Take the help of the article attached to the question to frame your answer.
Conclusion- Form a concise and a fair conclusion on the above issue, based on your discussion.