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UPSC Mains Art and Culture Previous Year Questions

UPSC Mains Art and Culture Previous Year Questions

Art and Culture Topic Wise PYQs (2018-2023)

1.1] VARIOUS ART FORMS

  1. Highlight the Central Asian and Greco – Bactrian elements in Gandhara art. [2019/Q1/10m/150w]
  2. Safeguarding the Indian art heritage is the need of the moment. Comment [2018/Q1/10m/150w]

1.2] LITERATURE

  1. Evaluate the nature of the Bhakti Literature and its contribution to Indian culture. [2021/Q1/10m/150w]
  2. Persian literary sources of medieval India reflect the spirit of the age. Comment. [2020/Q12/15m/200w]
  3. Assess the importance of the accounts of the Chinese and Arab travellers in the reconstruction of the history of India. [2018/Q2/10m/150w]

1.3] ARCHITECTURE

  1. How will you explain that medieval India temple sculptures represent the social life of those days? [2022/Q1/10m/150w]
  2. The rock-cut architecture represents one of the most important sources of our knowledge of early Indian art and history. Discuss. [2020/Q1/10m/150w]
  3. Indian Philosophy and tradition played a significant role in conceiving and shaping

1.4] CULTURE AND RELIGION

  1. Explain the role of geographical factors towards the development of Ancient India. [2023/Q1/10m/150w]
  2. What are the main features of Vedic society and religion? Do you think some of the features are still prevailing in Indian society?  [2023/Q11/15m/200w]
  3. What were the major technological changes introduced during the Sultanate period? How did those technological changes influence the Indian society?  [2023/Q12/15m/200w]
  4. Discuss the significance of the lion and bull figures in Indian mythology, art and architecture. [2022/Q13/15m/250w]
  5. Discuss the main contributions of Gupta period and Chola period to Indian heritage and culture. [2022/Q12/15m/250w]
  6. Pala period is the most significant phase in the history of Buddhism in India. Enumerate.   [2020/Q2/10m/150w]
  7. The Bhakti movement received a remarkable re-orientation with the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Discuss. [2018/Q11/15m/200w]
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