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Folk paintings served as a medium through which a community’s traditions, beliefs, and attitudes can be transmitted and passed from one generation to another. Discuss.

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

2. Folk paintings served as a medium through which a community’s traditions, beliefs, and attitudes can be transmitted and passed from one generation to another. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian art and culture – Nitin Singhania.

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 the importance of folk paintings.

Directive word: 

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:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving a brief about folk paintings in India with examples.

Body:

Mention the major elements of folk paintings in India. Elaborate how they are manifestation of cultural diversity as well as regional specializations. Substantiate with examples. Write about the importance of folk paintings.

Conclusion:

Summarize with respect to folk paintings of India.