Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1. Discuss the advances in the field of art and architecture made during the Gupta period. (250 words)
Reference: Class XI NCERT – An introduction to Indian art .
Why the question:
The question is from the static portions of GS paper I.
Key Demand of the question:
One must discuss the developments in the field of art and architecture during the Gupta period.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Provide for a brief introduction about Gupta period in the introduction. The Gupta Empire stretched across Northern, Central and parts of Southern India from early 4th CE till 6th CE. The period witnessed a culmination of earlier style and the beginning new style and technique in the field of art, architecture, sculpture etc.
In the answer body one must discuss the developments in the various fields of art and architecture such as temple architecture, sculptures, numismatics, literature etc. in this period. Such discussions should be suitably substantiated with examples and diagrams wherever possible.
Conclude with importance of the architecture even today.