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Many Philosophical School in India emphasize on Salvation as the final goal of human life. In the light of the above statement discuss the features of various orthodox schools.

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

2. Many Philosophical School in India emphasize on Salvation as the final goal of human life. In the light of the above statement discuss the features of various orthodox schools. (250 words)

Reference:  Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I, art and culture.

Key Demand of the question:

The question aims to discuss the features of various orthodox schools of philosophy in India.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Start by briefly justifying the statement in question; Many Philosophical Schools in India emphasize on Salvation as the final goal of human life.

Body:

The answer body must discuss the features of various orthodox schools of philosophy in India.

The six orthodox schools are called as shatdarshanas and include Nyaya, Sankhya, Yoga, Vaisheshika, Purva Mimamsa and Uttara Mimamsa (Vedanta Philosophy). Most of these schools of thought believe in the theory of Karma and rebirth.

Explain the features in detail of each of the above mentioned school and present a comparison to reassert the statement in question.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of these schools of philosophy in India.