Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
2. Discuss the stylistic similarities and variations that can be observed in the Early Buddhist stupa art found at Sanchi, Bharhut and Amaravati. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
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 discuss the similarities and variations of Stupa art at different places
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Give a brief detail about Stupas in general.
-Highlight the similarities and differences between the stupas mentioned in
the question. E.g.
Similarities: essential elements such as spherical shaped dome, railings and gateways, motifs images
Differences: Material used, Sculptures design, visual perception
Conclude with the present relevance of the Buddhist Stupa Art.