Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1. India traditional theatre forms incorporate common man’s interest as well as regional, local and folk coloring derived from classical elements. Analyse with examples.(250 words)
Reference: CCRT India
Why this question:
The question is based on the premise that Traditional art forms reflect the ideals of the society, its determination to survive, its ethos, emotions, fellow-feelings, etc.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in what way common man’s interest, regional, local and folk coloring derived from classical elements often form the basis of the India traditional theatre forms.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly talk about the significance of India traditional theatre forms.
Quote examples of Indian theatre incorporating common man’s interests. In different regions of India, there are religious festivals, fairs, gatherings, ritual offerings, prayers, almost throughout the year. During these occasions, traditional theatre forms are presented. They reflect the common man’s social attitudes and perceptions. In this social portrayal, there is also the individual’s role which is given due importance. Then explain the influence of classical elements in traditional theatre Further, link traditional theatre to regional, local and folk coloring derived from classical elements. Quote examples at all instances.
Conclude with importance of India traditional theatre.