UPSC Mains Topic-Wise PYQs – Indian Culture

UPSC Mains Topic-Wise PYQs - Indian Culture
UPSC Mains Topic-Wise PYQs - Indian Culture

We will be going through the UPSC Mains Topic-Wise PYQs – Indian Culture. The official UPSC Syllabus reads – Indian Culture – Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

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Explain the role of geographical factors towards the development of Ancient India.Art and Culture202310Geographical factors in Ancient India development
What are the main features of Vedic society and religion? Do you think some of the features are still prevailing in Indian society?Art and Culture202315Vedic society and religion- Main features and elements of continuity
What were the major technological changes introduced during the Sultanate period? How did those technological changes influence the Indian society?Art and Culture202315Sultanate period- Major technological changes and their influence on Indian society
How will you explain that medieval Indian temple sculptures represent the social life of those days?Art and Culture202210Temple sculptures of medieval India
Discuss the main contributions of Gupta period and Chola period to Indian heritage and culture.Art and Culture202215Gupta and chola- Contribution to Indian heritage and culture
Discuss the significance of the lion and bull figures in Indian mythology, art and architecture.Art and Culture202215Lion and bull figures- Significance in mythology, art and architecture
Evaluate the nature of the Bhakti literature and its contribution to Indian culture. Art and Culture202110Bhakti literature- Nature and contribution to Indian culture
The rock-cut architecture represents one of the most important sources of our knowledge of early Indian art and history. Discuss. Art and Culture202010Rock-cut architecture- Source of Indian Art and history
Pala period is the most significant phase in the history of Buddhism in India. Enumerate. Art and Culture202010Pala period- Contribution in promoting Buddhism
Indian philosophy and tradition played a significant role in conceiving and shaping the monuments and their art in India. Discuss.Art and Culture202015Impact of Indian Philosophy- In Ancient, Medieval and modern India
Persian literary sources of medieval India reflect the spirit of the age. Comment.Art and Culture202015Persian literary sources of medieval India
Highlight the Central Asian and Greco -Bactrian elements in Gandhara art.Art and Culture201910Central Asian and Greco -Bactrian elements in Gandhara art
Do we have cultural pockets of small India all over the nation? Elaborate with examples.(15m,250 words)Art and Culture201915cultural pockets of small India across the nation
Safeguarding the Indian art heritage is the need of the moment. Discuss.Art and Culture201810Indian art heritage- Need to safeguard and government steps
Assess the importance of the accounts of the Chinese and Arab travellers in the reconstruction of the history of India.Art and Culture201810Chinese and Arab travellers’ account
The Bhakti movement received a remarkable re-orientation with the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Discuss.Art and Culture201815Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Bhakti movement
How do you justify the view that the level of excellence of Gupta numismatic art is not at all noticeable in later times?Art and Culture201710Gupta numismatic art- comparison with later times
Early Buddhist Stupa-art, while depicting folk motifs and narratives successfully expounds Buddhist ideals. Elucidate.Art and Culture201612.5Early Buddhist Stupa-art
Krishnadeva Raya, the King of Vijayanagar, was not only an accomplished scholar himself but was also a great patron of learning and literature. Discuss.Art and Culture201612.5Krishnadeva Raya- As Eminent scholar and as great patron of learning and literature
The ancient civilization in Indian sub-continent differed from those of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece in that its culture and traditions have been preserved without a breakdown to the present day. Comment.Art and Culture201512.5Reasons for continuity of elements of culture and traditions of ancient civilization, unlike in Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece
Mesolithic rock cut architecture of India not only reflects the cultural life of the times but also a tine aesthetic sense comparable to modern painting. Critically evaluate this comment.Art and Culture201512.5Mesolithic rock cut architecture- Reflecting cultural life of that times and comparable to modern painting
Gandhara sculpture owed as much to the Romans as to the Greeks. Explain.Art and Culture201410Roman and Greeks element in Gandhara sculpture
Sufis and medieval mystic saints failed to modify either the religious ideas and practices or the outward structure of Hindu/Muslim societies to any appreciable extent. Comment.Art and Culture201410Challenges faced by Sufis and medieval mystic saints
Though not very useful from the point of view of a connected political history of South India, the Sangam literature portrays the social and economic conditions of its time with remarkable vividness. Comment.Art and Culture201310(Economic) and (Social) life of south India portrayed by (Sangam literature)
Chola architecture represents a high watermark in the evolution of temple architecture. Discuss.Art and Culture201310Evolution of temple architecture by Cholas
Taxila university was one of the oldest universities of the world with which were associated a number of renowned learned personalities of different disciplines. Its strategic location caused its fame to flourish, but unlike Nalanda, it is not considered as a university in the modern sense. Discuss.Art and Culture201410Taxila University- its renowned disciples and comparison with Nalanda
To what extent has the urban planning and culture of the Indus Valley Civilization provided inputs to the present day urbanization? Discuss.Art and Culture201410Indus valley civilization- Urban planning & culture and element of continuity in present day Urbanization
Discuss the Tandava dance as recorded in the early Indian inscriptions.Art and Culture201310Tandava dance

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