General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic – Art Forms, GS-1

  1. What is culture and what are its general characteristics? Discuss any four important characteristics of Indian culture. (200 Words)
  2. “The period between B.C. 600 and B.C. 200 is important not only for political unity of the country but also for cultural unity.” Comment. (200 Words)
  3. The Alvars and Nayanars of Tamil Nadu led an inclusive Bhakti movement where they accommodated the women and the lower caste communities at the same time opposing the traditional religions of the time. Comment.  (200 Words)
  4. Write a short note on the following in about 100 Words: 4 x 5 = 20

a) The Sattriya dance form

                  b) Gombeyaata

                 c) Purandaradasa

                d)  Lai Haraoba

     5. What are the architectural traditions that inspired the architects of           Vijayanagara? How did they transform these traditions? (200 Words)  

 

Tomorrow’s Topics:

Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features

156 Responses

  1. Ajeet says:

    What are the architectural traditions that inspired the architects of Vijayanagara? How did they transform these traditions? (200 Words).

    Answer:-
    Vijayanagara Empire architects drawn its inspirations from two sources:-
    a) The Old temples build in Chola, Chalukyas kingdom
    b) Contemporary rulers of Deccan and Gujarat.

    The Kings of Vijayanagra followed the tradition of past kingdoms like Cholas. They built the new temples and upgraded the older ones to gain the acceptance among the common people.

    Architecture features of Deccan Sultanate like Dome, Tall tower (Minars) were incorporated as a new feature during Vijayanagara Empire.

    The features were transformed by building various styles of monuments for different purposes.
    These monument are classified as
    a) Sacred Center.
    b) Royal Center

    Sacred Center: These were the temple dedicated for worship of deity. The added features are Gopuram, Mandapas.

    Royal Center: These were the secular temples used for public celebrations.e.g. Mahanavami. The added features are big central hall.

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