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Puppetry is one of the most ancient forms of entertainment that combines all the elements of performing arts as well as visual art such as painting, sculpture, music, dance, drama etc. Elaborate.

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

1. Puppetry is one of the most ancient forms of entertainment that combines all the elements of performing arts as well as visual art such as painting, sculpture, music, dance, drama etc. Elaborate. (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 puppetry as an art from which borrows and combines elements from other art forms.

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: 

Start with what Indian puppetry is and its diversity across Indian states.

Body:

Write in detail about how puppetry draws from painting, sculpture, music, dance, drama and other visual arts. Cite examples to substantiate your points. The diverse forms of Indian puppetry and its various types.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing about importance of puppetry as visual art.