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Elaborate upon the features of Nagara style of architecture. Throw light on the essential attributes of Kalinga sub-style of Nagara architecture. (150 words)

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

 

1. Elaborate upon the features of Nagara style of architecture. Throw light on the essential attributes of Kalinga sub-style of Nagara architecture. (150 words)

 

Difficulty level: Easy

 

Reference: Indian Express

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Why the question: The Central government has told the Odisha government that its ordinance to bring the 11th-century Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar and its associated temples under a special law is outside the legislative competence of the state legislature. It also said the ordinance is in conflict with the rules laid down under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 (AMASR Act).

Key Demand of the question:  To write about features of Nagara style and Kalinga sub-style.

 

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 by giving the origins of nagara style.

Body:

First, draw a simple representative diagram of Nagara style with its various key features. Describe the essential features of Nagara style. Cite examples of Nagara style temples.

Next, write about Kalinga style and its various features – parts of the temple, motifs and figurines and Deula. Cite examples of Kalinga  style.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising