Indian art and culture is a rich and diverse blend of various traditions, customs, and practices that have evolved over thousands of years. It is a reflection of the country’s history, religious beliefs, and the influence of various civilizations that have shaped India.
One of the most famous forms of Indian art is the ancient rock-cut architecture, such as the Ajanta and Ellora caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. These caves feature intricate carvings, sculptures and frescoes that depict scenes from Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism.
Another significant form of Indian art is temple architecture, which reached its peak during the medieval period with the construction of grand temples such as the Khajuraho, Konark Sun Temple and the Brihadeeswarar Temple.
The Indian miniature painting is another important form of Indian art, which reached its zenith during the Mughal period. These paintings are known for their intricate details, delicate brushwork, and vibrant colors.
In the field of literature, India has a rich tradition of poetry, drama, and storytelling that can be traced back to ancient times. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata are two of the most famous epic poems of ancient India, while the Bhagavad Gita is considered one of the most important religious texts of Hinduism.
Indian classical music and dance also play an important role in Indian art and culture. The classical music of India can be divided into two main traditions: Hindustani (from the north) and Carnatic (from the south). Bharatanatyam, Kathak, and Kathakali are famous classical dance forms from India.
India’s art and culture are also influenced by the country’s diverse religious beliefs. Hinduism is the predominant religion in India, and it has a significant impact on art, architecture, and literature. Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism also have a strong presence in India and have left their mark on the country’s art and culture.
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|Art & Culture Prelims introduction||00:22:00|
|Art and Architecture | Part 1 | Prelims||00:41:00|
|1. Art and architecture | Art & Culture | Prelims – PART 1 | PDF||00:10:00|
|Art and Architecture | Part 2 | Prelims||00:45:00|
|2. Art and architecture | Art & Culture | Part 2A Prelims | PDF||00:11:00|
|3. ART Architecture PART 3 | Art & Culture | Prelims | PDF||00:10:00|
|Indian Schools of Painting | Part 1 | Art & Culture | Prelims||01:30:00|
|Indian Schools of Painting | Part 2 | Art & Culture||00:47:00|
|Indian Schools of Painting | Part 3 | Art & Culture||00:16:00|
|4. INDIAN PAINTING | Art & Culture | Part 1 | Prelims | PDF||00:10:00|
|5.INDIAN PAINTING PART II | Art & Culture | Prelims | PDF||00:10:00|
|Indian schools of dances | Part 1 | Module 6 | Art & Culture||01:07:00|
|Classical and folk dances of India | Part 2 | Module 6 | Art and Culture||00:36:00|
|6.TRADITIONAL FOLK SNK THEATRE FORMS | Art & Culture | Prelims | PDF||00:10:00|
|Martial arts of India | Prelims | Art & Culture||00:42:00|
|7. MARTIAL ART FORMS OF INDIA | Art & Culture | Prelims | PDF||00:10:00|
|Theatre Forms of India | Prelims | Art & Culture||00:35:00|
|8. Classical Dances | Art & Culture | Prelims | PDF||00:10:00|
|9. Folk dances of India | Art & Culture | Prelims | PDF||00:10:00|
|Intangible Cultural heritage of Humanity | Prelims | Art & Culture||00:25:00|
|10. Intangible Cultural Heritage | Art & Culture | Prelims | PDF||00:10:00|
|Indian Music Tradition | Art & Culture | Prelims||00:42:00|
|11.Indian Classical Music | Art & Culture | Prelims | PDF||00:10:00|
|Indian Schools of Philosophy | Art & Culture||01:25:00|
|12.Schools of Indian Philosophy | Art & Culture | Prelims | PDF||00:10:00|
|Literature | Art & Culture | Prelims||00:47:00|
|13. Indian literature |Ancient to Modern time | Art & Culture | Prelims | PDF||00:10:00|
|Final session | Art & Culture||01:27:00|
|Art & Culture Full Test | PDF||00:10:00|
|Art & Culture Prelims Full Test – Discussion||00:55:00|
|Art & Culture Mock Test – 1||00:31:00|
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