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What the salient features of Madhubani (Mithila) Paintings. Why do you think India’s art industry has not flourished as it has flourished in the West and China? Examine.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1. What the salient features of Madhubani (Mithila) Paintings. Why do you think India’s art industry has not flourished as it has flourished in the West and China? Examine. (250 words)

Reference: culturalindia.net ,The Hindu

Why this question

Painting forms in India are dwindling due to the lack of awareness among the new generations. This has a double whammy of losing the cultural forms as a whole and loss of livelihoods for the artists’ dependent on it.

Directive word

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to explain in detail the salient features of the Madhubani (Mithila) paintings. Further one must find in detail why the art forms are dwindling in India and what measures can be undertaken to strengthen them.

Structure of the answer

Introduction:

Start the answer by introducing about the Madhubani (Mithila) paintings.

Body-

Discuss in points the salient features of the Madhubani (Mithila) paintings.

In the second part, one must discuss as to why India’s art industry is not advanced as it’s in the West and China (govt policy, cultural factors etc). Write all parts in point-format.

Conclusion:

Give a way forward with how we can encourage the art forms thereby helping flourish the culture as well as the livelihoods of the people dependent on it.