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Indian Art & Culture:

Samantwadi Toys

With reference to the Samantwadi toys of Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, consider the following statements:

  1. Samantwadi toys are made from the wood of the cedar mangrove(Xylocarpus granatum).
  2. Craftsmen who make these toys belong to the Chittari community who came to Sawantwadi from Karwar and Goa.

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Jnanpith Award

Consider the following statements with reference to the Jnanpith Award:

  1. The award is bestowed only on Indian writers writing in Indian languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India and English with no posthumous conferral.
  2. Until 1982 it was presented for a specific work; thereafter, it was given for a writer’s overall contribution to literature.

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Trami Tradition

Trami Tradition is centuries old tradition which involves eating together from one plate during weddings. In which of the following State/ Union Territory, this tradition is being practiced till date?


Dhrupad Style Of Hindustani Classical Music

Consider the following statements with reference to the Dhrupad style of Hindustani classical music:

  1. Dhrupad is a form of devotional music that traces its origin to the ancient text of Yajurveda.
  2. The nature of Dhrupad music is spiritual. It does not seek to entertain, but to induce feelings of peace and spirituality in the listener.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


Rogan Painting

In which of the following state, Rogan painting, art of cloth printing, is being practiced?


Channapatna Toys

In which of the following states, wooden toys known as Channapatna toys are being manufactured?


Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR)

Consider the following statements with reference to the Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR):

  1. ICCR was founded in 1950 by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister.
  2. It publishes six quarterly journals which are published in five different languages.

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Nagara School Of Temple Architecture

Consider the following statements with reference to the Nagara School of Temple architecture:

  1. In the Nagara style, the temple is generally constructed on an upraised platform called jagati.
  2. Mandapas are present in front of the Garbhagriha.
  3. Nagara style doesn’t usually have elaborate boundary walls or gateways (South Indian temples often sport magnificent Gopurams).
  4. Nagara School is further subdivided into different schools based on region like Odisha, Khajuraho, Solanki, etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the options given below:


Monasteries

Consider the following pairs:

Famous Shrine Location

  1. Tabo Monastery and Temple Complex :Spiti Valley
  2. NakoMonastery :Kinnaur
  3. Alchi Temple Complex : Ladakh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?



Madhubani Paintings

Consider the following statements with reference to the Madhubani paintings:

  1. Madhubani art has four distinctive styles: Bharni,Tantrik, Godna and Kohbar.
  2. The themes of these paintings are chiefly nature and mythological events.It revolves around Hindu deities like Krishna, Shiva, Lakshmi, Durga, Rama, and Saraswati.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


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