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The artists of Harappan time surely had fine artistic sensibilities and a vivid imagination. Elaborate in light of Harappan art.

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

1. The artists of Harappan time surely had fine artistic sensibilities and a vivid imagination. Elaborate in light of Harappan art. (250 words).

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

ASI’s excavation at Harappan site of Rakhigarhi reveals drainage system, copper and gold jewellery. The digging, which has been going on at three of the seven mounds, has also revealed pieces of copper and gold jewellery, terracotta toys, besides thousands of earthen pots and seals..

Key Demand of the question:

To write about Harappan art and its 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: 

Begin by giving a brief about Harappan art and mention about the recent excavations done in Rakhigarhi

Body:

Mention the major elements of Harappan art – Dancing girl of Harappa, Stone sculpture of Mohenjo-Daro, Terracotta figures obtained all over from Harappan civilization, Bead, Copper sculptures, Jewellery etc

Link as to how the above mentioned works of art give an insight in Harappan society.

Conclusion:

Summarize with respect to Harappan art.