Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1. Durga Puja was included in UNESCO’s ‘Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ last year. But like most major festivals, Durga Puja is not just a cultural extravaganza; it is also an economic lifeline. Elaborate. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Why the question:
There is added enthusiasm in the celebration of Kolkata’s Durga Puja after its inclusion as the 14th entry from India in UNESCO’s ‘Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ last December.
Key Demand of the question:
To explain sea floor spreading and its relation with global warming.
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:
Begin by giving context.
First, write about the cultural significance of Durga Puja – its origins, evolution, nature of celebration etc.
Next, write about the economic importance of the festival of Durga Puja – festivity, artistry, culture, entertainment, shopping, and food and drink.
Conclude by summarising.