Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1. Examine the elements of change and continuity from Rig Vedic age to Later Vedic Age. (250 words)
Reference: Class 11th History Book – Tamil Nadu
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the major changes witnessed during early Vedic and later Vedic age as well as continuity.
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.
Structure of the answer:
Write an apt introduction about the changing nature from nomadic tribal to sedentary way of life.
Write the major changes that were witnessed in polity, economy, society and religion from early to later Vedic age.
In polity, nature of polity, monarchy, powers of king, officials and importance of Sabha and Samitis etc.
In Ecoonmy, the symbol of wealth, extent of agriculture, extent of iron etc.
In society, Varna system, position of women, patriarchy etc.
In religion, important gods, rituals and sacrifices etc.
Next, write a few elements of continuity between early to later Vedic age.
Continue how the major changes continued to evolve even in post Vedic age.