Mains-03: Indian Architecture

Has India Failed To Maintain Its Heritage Sites Such As Hampi?

Karnataka is all set to host the Annual Hampi Festival in February 2020. But in the wake of it, news of broken infrastructure, encroachment and shoddy renovation have come to light. Why is Hampi important? ..

How Buddhism can be one of the integrative factors for Pan-Asianism ideology?

21st century is referred as Asian Century. An effective cooperation and integration of Asian countries can give a new narrative to the Asian led 21st century. Buddhism can be one of the integrative factors for ..

The Pallava architecture not only sets the standard in South India but has also greatly influenced the architecture of South East Asia, particularly Cambodia and Vietnam. Discuss.

Pallavas were one of the pioneers of south Indian / Dravidian architecture. Since they were great maritime power, their activities on the sea were mainly directed towards maintaining friendly relations and close contacts with the countries of ..


What are the recently proposed amendments to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (AMASR) Act, 1958? Do you think that the proposed "public purpose" in these amendments could be a flawed notion of the government? Critically discuss.

India is endowed with rich cultural heritage monuments which form a unique and thus immensely valuable resource. AMASR Act and its parent Act of 1958 have their roots in Ancient Monuments Preservation Act, 1904 which ..

While keeping in focus Kautilya's Arthashastra, examine the fort architecture of ancient India. What major changes occurred in the same after advent of Muslim conquerors? Examine.

Arthashastra has listed the following types of forts: Jala-durga(Water fort) Antardvipa-durga(island fortress): surrounded by natural (sea or river) water bodies. Sthala-durga(plain fortress): surrounded by artificial moats or irrigated by a river. Giri-durga(Hill fort) Guha-durga: Located in ..