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Elaborate upon the various features of Nagara style of architecture. Also, throw light on various sub-types and sub-schools of Nagara style.

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

1. Elaborate upon the various features of Nagara style of architecture. Also, throw light on various sub-types and sub-schools of Nagara style. (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 the Nagar style of architecture and its various sub types.

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 Nagara style.

Body:

In the first part, write various features of Nagara style – its parts, nature of plan, type of tower etc. Draw a small representative diagram of the same.

Next, mention sub classification based on type of shikhara – Rekha Prasad, Phamsana and Valabhi and their features in brief. Give examples of the same.

Next, mention the various sub-schools of Nagara style – Odisha School, Chandel School and Solanki School and their features in brief. Give examples of the same.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.