Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1. Discuss the unique features of Indus civilization sculptures and their role in understanding the cultural and social aspects of this ancient civilization. How do the sculptures from the Indus Valley Civilization contribute to our understanding of art, religion, and society during that time? (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Why the question:
The article titled “What Mohenjo-daro’s Dancing Girl figurine tells us about the prehistoric civilisation” explores the significance of the famous Dancing Girl figurine discovered at the archaeological site of Mohenjo-daro in present-day Pakistan.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the sculptural art of Indus valley civilisation and information it provides.
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:
Begin by giving a brief about rich art of Indus valley civilisation.
Mention the various features of Indus valley civilisation that exhibited fine artistry and imagination – seals, bronze dancing girl, steatite images, copper sculptures etc. Elaborate upon their vivid features.
Next, write about the information provided by the Indus Valley Sculptures about the various aspects of the civilization.
Conclude by the summarising.