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Works of art give us an insight into how the society relates itself to its surroundings. Elaborate in light of Harappan art.

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

2. Works of art give us an insight into how the society relates itself to its surroundings. Elaborate in light of Harappan art. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian art and culture – Nitin Singhania.

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about Harappan art and its relation with Harappan society.

Directive word: 

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving a brief about Harappan art.  

Body:

Mention the major elements of Harappan art – Dancing girl of Harappa, Stone sculpture of Mohenjo-Daro, Terracotta figures obtained all over from Harappan civilization, Bead, Copper sculptures. Link as to how the above mentioned works of art give an insight in Harappan society.

Conclusion:

Summarize with respect to Harappan art.