Current Affairs Questions

Indian Art & Culture:

Sattras

Consider the following statements with reference to the Sattras of Assam:

  1. Sattras are monastic institutions created as part of the 16th century Neo-Vaishnavite reformist movement started by Vaishnavite saint-reformer Srimanta Sankaradeva.
  2. Sattras promulgate Sankardeva’s unique “worship through art” approach with music (borgeet), dance (xattriya) and theatre (bhauna).
  3. Each Sattra has a naamghar (worship hall) as its nucleus and is headed by an influential “Sattradhikar”.

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


Tholpavakoothu (Shadow Puppetry)

Consider the following statements with reference to the Tholpavakoothu (shadow puppetry) art of South India:

  1. Tholpavakkoothu is a traditional temple art form prevalent in Karnataka.
  2. The story of Tholppavakoothu performance is from the Indian epic, Ramayana.
  3. This entertainment art is performed on a special stage called koothumadam in the temple courtyard.

Which of the statements(s) is/are correct?



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:


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