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Puppetry throughout the ages has held an important place in traditional entertainment. Puppets from different parts of the country have their own identity. Elaborate.

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

1. Puppetry throughout the ages has held an important place in traditional entertainment. Puppets from different parts of the country have their own identity. Elaborate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate                   

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-2024 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write puppetry as a traditional art and its regional identities.

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: 

Start with what Indian puppetry is and its diversity across Indian states.

Body:

Write in detail about how puppetry draws from painting, sculpture, music, dance, drama and other visual arts. Cite examples to substantiate your points.

Next, write about the diverse forms of regional Indian puppetry and its various types.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing about importance of puppetry as visual art.