PEN Pinter Prize

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: Michael Rosen, a British children’s writer and performance poet, has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2023. The prize is given to a writer from the UK, Ireland, and the Commonwealth who is committed to fearless exposition of truth about contemporary life.   Michael Rosen works: Rosen is …

Evaluate the importance of ancient Indian religious literature in present day understanding of past history and culture.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. Evaluate the importance of ancient Indian religious literature in present day understanding of past history and culture. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: Against the entrenched colonial bias that early …

What is the Shankhalipi script?

GS Paper 1 Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Context: Archeologists have found ‘shankhalipi’ inscriptions on the stairs on an ancient temple dating back to the Gupta period in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district. The inscriptions mention ‘Sri Mahendraditya’, the title …

15 Best Books On India – Those One Should Read To Understand India

Here is a list of 15 books on India written by both Indians and foreigners that one should read to understand India better. It is not an exhaustive list, but a representation of diverse opinions in the form of books from various personalities on India. This list is drawn from my own experience and also from various …