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Indian History through Art and Culture for Mains 18 & Prelims 19
Deepanshu Singh


In this course, Deepanshu will comprehensively discuss history from the point of view of Indian Art and Culture which is relevant for UPSC/State PSC exams and elaborately explain topics, which will be helpful in answering the questions in GS Paper-1 of Mains and Prelims paper.

About this course
Live Sessions

The course consists of 30 sessions of 1 hour duration each. Session recording will be provided for all the sessions.

Discussion Forums

Access to a private forum moderated by Deepanshu Singh where you can discuss and debate with your peers, access learning material and more.

Personalized Learning

All learners will have access to weekly doubt clearing sessions, live quizzes, learning materials and discussion with peers.

The Course includes 30 detailed lessons covering all the topics related to Indian History through Art & Culture. Learners will get access to High-quality notes & PDFs and value-add materials.The Course will focus on IVC, Buddhism, Jainism, Bhaktism, Sufism and complete analysis of topics from multiple sources apart from NCERTs and NIOS like- A wonder that was India by A L Basham, Stuart Cary and Welch, Nitin Singhania, Culture- CCRT, R S Sharma, Romila Thapar, Satish Chandra etc., 
Course Curriculum

The course is divided into 30 sessions in total, and will offer personalised guidance and doubt-clearing to all the learners part of the limited batch.

  • 20th July to 28th September 2018
  • Class Timings: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Introduction on how to approach Indian Art and Culture
Friday, 20th July, 1:30 pm
Visual Arts - Indian Sculpture- evolution, schools and contrasts from Ancient to Modern period
Tuesday, 24th July, 1:30 pm
Visual Arts – Indian Sculpture- different regions and periods, Bronze sculpture, Ajanta
Wednesday, 25th July, 1:30 pm
Visual Arts – Indian Architecture- genesis from Pre-history to Indus valley to Mauryan Art
Friday, 27th July, 1:30 pm
Visual Arts – Indian Architecture- Post- Mauryan to Gupta period- The ‘Golden Age’
Tuesday, 31st July, 1:30 pm
Visual Arts – Indian Architecture-South Indian Art schools- Vijayanagar, Nayaka, Pallavas, Cholas
Wednesday, 1st August, 1:30 pm
Visual Arts- Architecture- different architecture styles- North and South to East and West.
Friday, 3rd August, 1:30 pm
Visual Arts – Indian Architecture- Temple Architecture-II
Tuesday, 7th August, 1:30 pm
Visual Arts – Indian Architecture- Indo-Islamic and Medieval Architecture
Wednesday, 8th August, 1:30 pm
Visual Arts –Architecture- a brief on Modern Architecture styles-Indo Gothic, Roman and Victorian.
Friday, 10th August, 1:30 pm
Visual Arts -Paintings Wall to Mural traditions from Ancient period to Buddhist and Gupta period
Tuesday, 14th August, 1:30 pm
Visual Arts: Indian Paintings-Different schools and styles- North, Central- miniature paintings
Friday, 17th August, 1:30 pm
Visual Arts – Indian Paintings- Modern paintings role in Indian freedom struggle- Tagore, R Verma
Tuesday, 21st August, 1:30 pm
Performing Arts- Indian Dance forms- Genesis, aspects-Tandava and Lasya -classical dances.
Wednesday, 22nd August, 1:30 pm
Performing Arts- Indian Dance forms- Classical Dances and their salient features and Folk dances
Friday, 24th August, 1:30 pm
Performing Arts- Indian Music- History-Classification- Classical- Difference styles
Tuesday, 28th August, 1:30 pm
Performing Arts- Indian Music- Folk/ regional music and a note on Modern Music
Wednesday, 29th August, 1:30 pm
Performing Arts- Indian Musical Instruments and Puppetry- Avanad etc
Friday, 31st August, 1:30 pm
Performing Arts- Indian Theatre and Martial arts- Ritual, folk and south to modern institutions.
Tuesday, 4th September, 1:30 pm
Indian Literature-Vedas, Puranas, Sanskrit to Medieval, Revivalism, Progressive, Dalit literature
Wednesday, 5th September, 1:30 pm
Religion- Buddhism-I Salient features and aspects
Friday, 7th September, 1:30 pm
Religion- Buddhism-II Mudras, teachings, value additions
Tuesday, 11th September, 1:30 pm
Religion- Jainism- complete analysis with different sects and sub-sects
Wednesday, 12th September, 1:30 pm
Religion- Sufi movement-major schools, places, teachings and exponents
Friday, 14th September, 1:30 pm
Religion- Bhakti movement- regional saints, philosophy-comparative note with Sufism, Lingayats
Tuesday, 18th September, 1:30 pm
Indian Philosophy-Schools, ancient to medieval to modern,note on other religions and developments.
Wednesday, 19th September, 1:30 pm
Developments in Science and Technology and Indian Languages
Friday, 21st September, 1:30 pm
National symbols,handicrafts-GI tags value additions from Year Book and Govt sources.
Tuesday, 25th September, 1:30 pm
Fairs and Festivals of India- with current issues
Wednesday, 26th September, 1:30 pm
Institutions, awards and honours- with current issues, UNESCO lists, miscellaneous topics.
Friday, 28th September, 1:30 pm
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About the educator
Deepanshu Singh

Started 'The Hindu Analysis' in 2016| YouTuber and GS Faculty guiding and inspiring aspirants | UPSC IFoS|CSE interview- 2014,2015,2017|

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20th July to 28th September 2018

30 hours of live classes

Private Discussion Forum

Doubt clearing sessions and Live quizzes


Includes 18% GST

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