Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1. What factors make Ellora, the pinnacle of rock-cut architecture in India? (250 words)
Difficulty level: Easy
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 important and distinctive features of Ellora rock cut art.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by mentioning the development of rock-cut architecture.
Mention the various unique features seen at Ellora – one of the largest rock-cut Hindu temple cave complexes in the world, featuring Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monuments, remarkable syncretism, aesthetic art and give examples of the same.
Conclude by the summarising.