PRE-HISTORIC ART AND CULTURE OF INDIA BY NANDINI MAHARAJ
About Me Nandini Maharaj BA Hons. History (Lady Shri Ram College) MA Human Rights (Sheffield Hallam University) Reader, dancer
TOPICS Paleolithic Art . Mesolithic Art Indus Valley Arts O parts) Mains questions solved
SYLLABUS . Prelims: History of India Mains (GS Paper t) Broad topic:Indian Heritage and Culture Indian culture covers the salient features of Literature, Art Forms, and Architecture from ancient to modern time History Optional Paper!
PRELIMS PYQ: 2o17 O: With reference to the difference between the culture of Rigvedic Aryans and Indus Valley people which of the following statements is/are correct? . Rigvedic Aryans used the coat of mail and helmet in warfare whereas the people of Indus Valley did not leave any evidence of using them. 2. Rigyedic Aryans knew gold, silver and copper whereas Indus Valley people knew only copper and iron 3. Rigvedic Aryans had domesticated the horse whereas there is no evidence of Indus Valley people having been aware of this animal Select the correct answer using the code given below: (a) I only 6) 2 and y only o I and5 only (d) 1, 2 and
ANSWER: C Indus Valley Civilisation leaves negligent evidence of miltary weapons Indus Valley Civilisation is a Chalcolithic Civilisation: the did not know ot iron There is no conclusive evidence of horses in IVC, Rigvedic Aryans definitely had horses
PRELIMS PYQ: 2013 O: which of the following characteriscs/characterise the people of Indus Civilisation? 1. They possessed great palaces and temples. 2. Theu worshipped both male and female deities . They employed horse-drawn chariots in warfare Select the correct statement/statements using the code given below (a) Iand 2 only (b) 2 only () 1,2, and3 (d) None of the above
ANSWER: B If we look for a centre of power or for depictions of people in power, archaeological records provide no immediate answers. A large building found at Mohenjodaro was labelled as a palace by archaeologists but no spectacular finds were associated with it. A stone statue was labelled and continues to be known as the "priest-king". This is religious practices. Early archaeologists thought that certain objects which seemed unusual or unfamiliar may have had a religious significance. These included terracotta figurines of women, heavily jewelled, some with elaborate head-dresses. These were regarded as mother goddesses. Rare stone statuary of men in NCERT Class 12 Part 1 Ch1
MAINS 2015 . The ancient civilisation in Indian sub-continent differed from those of Egupt, Mesopotamia and Greece in that its culture and traditions have been preserved without a breakdown to the present day. Comment. Mesolithic rock cut architecture of India not only reflects the cultural life of the times but also a tine aestheteic sense compareble to modern painting, Critically evaluate this comment
MAINS 2014 To what extent has the urban planning and culture ot the Indus Valley Civilisation provided inputs to the present dau urbanisation? Discuss.
MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons.) History from LSR, reader, dancer, love to teach