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Both Buddhism and Jainism share numerous similarities, yet their fundamental philosophical differences distinguish each as a distinct religion. Analyse.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. Both Buddhism and Jainism share numerous similarities, yet their fundamental philosophical differences distinguish each as a distinct religion. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part …

Zemithang

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: Zemithang, the first stop of the 14th Dalai Lama during his flight from China-occupied Tibet in 1959, recently hosted a major Buddhist conference attended by some 600 delegates, including Tibetan spiritual leaders, from across India.   Conference conducted by: Indian Himalayan Council of Nalanda Buddhist Tradition, at Gorsam …

The period between 600-300 BCE witnessed widespread changes in religious life. It marked the rise of two of the most important heterodox religious movements – Jainism and Buddhism. Compare and contrast both the religions.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. The period between 600-300 BCE witnessed widespread changes in religious life. It marked the rise of two of the most important heterodox religious movements – Jainism and Buddhism. Compare and contrast both the religions. (250 …

Buddha Purnima:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Context: Buddha Purnima was celebrated on May 16th to mark the birth anniversary of Siddhartha Gautama or Gautam Buddha. It is also believed to be the day he attained salvation or …

Insights into Editorial: Strengthen secularism, save the republic

  Context: The Karnataka High Court upheld the ban on hijab by the educational institutes on 15 March 2022. The court ruled that hijab is not an essential religious practice under Islam and, hence, it is not protected by the Article 25 of the constitution setting out the fundamental right to practice one’s religion. The …

Buddhism originated as an alternative tradition to the excessive importance given to rituals and sacrifices in Vedic tradition. Examine.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 2. Buddhism originated as an alternative tradition to the excessive importance given to rituals and sacrifices in Vedic tradition. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Class 11th – T.N History (New Edition) Why the question: …

Kushinagar, a Buddhist pilgrimage town:

GS Paper 1 Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the Kushinagar international airport. The airport in eastern UP, the third international airport in the election-bound state, will mainly service the Buddhist tourism circuit. …

Buddhism has very rich ideas related to ethics and morality and it guides the method and action of cultivating one’s moral character. Explain.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators 7. Buddhism has very rich ideas related to ethics and morality and it guides the method and action of cultivating one’s moral character. Explain. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: plato.stanford.edu Why the question: The question is part of …

Buddhist Circuit:

GS Paper 1 Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Context: Centre has planned major infrastructure push for Buddhist Circuit. The Union Tourism Ministry has aggressively started tourism promotion with participation of the industry stakeholders, especially after the dramatic improvement of Covid …

1) The philosophical and religious currents of thought in Brahmanism and Buddhism gave rise in India to two forms of society strongly opposed. Analyse.

Topic:  Art and culture; Features of Indian society 1) The philosophical and religious currents of thought in Brahmanism and Buddhism gave rise in India to two forms of society strongly opposed. Analyse. (250 Words) Reference   Why this question? This question has contemporary relevance in the light of ongoing Dalit, Hindutva issues. This question also introduces …