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What is the importance of studying pre-history? What information do we have on the cultural aspects of stone age in India?

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

1. What is the importance of studying pre-history? What information do we have on the cultural aspects of stone age in India? (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about importance of studying pre-history and its cultural aspects.

Directive word:

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by giving a brief time period of pre-historic times in India and its various sub classifications.

Body:

First, write about the importance of studying pre-history – understanding evolution, beginning of agricultural societies, racial studies etc. Cite examples.

Next, write about the cultural aspects of stone age – the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic cultural aspects.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.