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Ancient Indian sculptural art is highly rich in its traditions. Trace the development ancient Indian sculpture that go back to the Indus Valley civilisation.

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

3. Ancient Indian sculptural art is highly rich in its traditions. Trace the development ancient Indian sculpture that go back to the Indus Valley civilisation. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express 

Why the question:

Ancient Indian art is highly rich in its traditions. Our myths and lore eulogise the artists. The roots of ancient Indian art and culture go back to the Indus Valley civilisation. The artists in those days were very creative with their sculptures and terracotta seals that have beautiful relief figures depicting animals and humans. The article covers the same.

Key Demand of the question:

Directive:

Trace – find or describe the origin or development of. Follow or mark the course or position of something.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by giving a brief intro about the glorious and rich Indian sculpture.

Body:

As you have to trace the development of Indian sculupture, divide your anser in to various time period starting from Indus Valley, Maruayn age, Post Mauryan age, Gupta age and Post Gupta age. Also, cover about the development of Sculpture in South India under the Cholas. Also, mention about religious sculptures – Buddhist, Jain and Hindu.

Cover the major and defining features of the sculpture of that age with examples

Conclusion:

Conclude by stressing on the importance of sculpture in the rich cultural history of India.