Indian Civil Services Examination Handbook/Indian culture

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LiteratureEdit

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2013 onwardsEdit

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. (200 words) [2013]

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. (150 words) [2014]

1987-2013Edit

Answer the following: (About 20 words each) 1. William Jones 2. Sangam Literature

Write about the following (not 20 words each): 1. Age of Sangam Literature 2. Ashtadhyayi of Panini 3. Megasthenes 4. R. C. Dutt

Distinguish between the following four literary awards: 1. Jnanpith Award 2. Sahitya Akademi Award 3. Vyas Samman 4. Sarastvati Summan

Write about the following (About 20 words each): (i) Aryabhatta (ii) J. Krishnamurthy (iii) Banabhatta (iv) Jaydeva

Answer the following: (about 20 words) i) Arthasastra ii) Sajjad Zahir

Write about the following (not exceeding 20 words each): (i) Upanishads (iii) Kumarsambhav (iv) Razmnama (v) Muhammad Barkatullah

Write about the following not exceeding 20 words each): (a) Yajnavalkya Smriti (b) Sutta Pitaka (c) Bhagawati Sutra

Write about the following (not exceeding 20 words each): (a) Kalhana (b) Panini (e) Tabaqat-i-Nasir (f) Madhura Vijayam (g) Pandurang Mahatmya (h) Prithviraj Raso (j) Ali Sardar Jafri

Write about the following not exceeding 20 words each): a) Megasthenes b) Allasani Peddana

ArchitectureEdit

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Chola architecture represents a high watermark in the evolution of temple architecture. Discuss. (100 words) [2013]

To what extent has the urban planning and culture of the Indus Valley Civilization provided inputs to the present day urbanization? Discuss. (150 words) [2014]

1987-2013Edit

What were the new elements introduced by the Muslim rulers in the development of India architecture? (About 50 words)

Evaluate the chief characteristics of any two of the following: (About 50 words for each) 1. Gandhara School of Art 2. Rock cut temple architecture 3. Chola architecture

Write about the chief characteristics of the following: Nagara style of architecture

Write about the chief characteristic of the following: Chandella school of architecture

Write about the chief feature of the following: Mughal Architecture at Fatehpur Sikri

Write about the chief features of the following: Gandhara School of Art

Write about the chief features of the following: Dravidian architecture

Write about the chief features of the following: 1. Town Planning in Indus Valley Civilization 2. Rock cut Cave Architecture

Write about the chief features of the following: Gopuram

Write about the following not exceeding 20 words each): (a) Gangaikonda-Cholapuram (b) Nizamuddin Auliya

Maharaja Swai Jai Singh II of Jaipur has built five observations for astronomical observation. Two of these are situated at Delhi and Jaipur. Where are the other three located?

Answer the following: (About 20 words each) Gandhara School of art

Differentiate between Natural and Cultural heritage.

Answer the following: (about 20 words) i) Saranath Pillar

Answer the following: (about 20 words) i) Brihadeshwara Temple, Tanjore 2) Golkonda Fort 3) Rama Sethu

Why is Laurie Baker called 'the conscience keeper of Indian architecture'?