Indian Culture General Studies MCQs
[A] Maharishi Kanad
[B] Maharishi Kapil
[C] Maharishi Jaimini
[D] Maharishi Gautam
Maharishi Jaimini is the author of Mimamsa philosophy. Mimansasutra is the original text of this philosophy, whose author is Maharishi Jaimini. In this philosophy, the appropriation of mantras in Vedic yagyas and the procedures of yagyas have been described. If Yoga philosophy tells the way of purification of the soul, then Mimamsa philosophy describes the duties and duties of human beings from family life to national life, so that the entire nation can progress. Just as the entire rituals are based on the appropriation of mantras, the Mimamsa philosophy also supports the appropriation of mantras and its legislation.
[A] Kalamejuthu painting
[B] Mughal painting
[C] Kalighat Painting
[D] None of these
A Mughal painting called ‘Princess of the House of Timur’. It is one of the earliest Mughal paintings and has been recreated several times. Mughal painting in India dates back to the period between the 16th and 18th centuries. This was the time when the Mughals ruled over large parts of India. Mughal painting flourished during the reigns of Emperor Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan. The form of Mughal painting is a mixture of Persian and Indian styles as well as a combination of various cultural aspects.
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Tamil Nadu
The origin of Kalamkari paintings goes back to 3000 BC. Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton fabric, produced in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Only natural colors are used in Kalamkari and there are twenty-three steps involved. The word Kalamkari is derived from the Persian words ‘kalam’, meaning “pen” and ‘Kari’ meaning “craftsmanship”. Kalamkari flourished after the Mughals popularized this art form and promoted it to various regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Cheriyal Lapatpan painting is an indigenous painting of the Telangana state of India. It is a type of carving art. Lapatanos are portrayed by the folk singer community as continuing stories or folk songs. Their general subject matter is Hindu epics and mythology.
Built between 950 – 1050 CE by the Chandela dynasty, the Khajuraho temples are one of the most important specimens of Indian art. It took almost a hundred years for these sets of Hindu and Jain temples to take shape. Originally a collection of 85 temples, the number has come down to 25. Khajuraho is a major city located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, which is world-famous for its ancient and medieval temples. It is located in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho was also known as ‘Khajurpura’ and ‘Khajur Vahika’ in ancient times.
[A] a form of music
[B] a form of sculpture decoration
[C] a form of artistic decoration
[D] a form of folk dance
Arabesque is a form of artistic decoration consisting of “surface decoration based on a rhythmic linear pattern of scrolling and interlacing leaves, tendrils” or plain lines often combined with other elements.
[A] Frank Lloyd Wright
[B] Le Corbusier
[C] Zaha Hadid
[D] Frank Gehry
The Indian Punjab government took on the world-renowned architect Le Corbusier to design the city of Chandigarh, where an architectural breakthrough began.
Kathakali is a dance tradition of the south-western state of Kerala, which is a very colorful dance form. Its dancers are adorned with raised robes, flower dupatta, ornaments and crowns etc.
Present-day Kathakali is a dance-drama tradition that developed centuries ago with the tradition of a highly specialized form of theatrical work of Kerala, especially Kudiyattam.
Apsara dance, Behar dance, Chali dance, etc. are the aspects of Sattriya classical dance form. Sattriya dance is one of the eight main Indian classical dance traditions. This dance is the classical dance of Assam. In the year 2000, this dance got the distinction of being included in the eight classical dances of India. The founder of this dance is the great saint Srimanta Sankardev.
[A] Jammu and Kashmir
[C] Himachal Pradesh
Ghoomar is a traditional and spirited folk dance of Rajasthan. Ghoomar or Ghoomar was originally developed by the Bhil tribe and was adopted by other Rajasthani communities. Ghoomar dance is exclusively a women’s dance and is performed by women especially for the gathering of women.