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Indian Art & Culture :

Jallikuttu

Consider the following statements with reference to the Jallikuttu:

  1. Jallikattu is a traditional bull-chasing sport of Tamil Nadu which is organised during the harvest festival Pongal.
  2. Manju Virattu, Vaeli Virattu and Vadam Manju Virattu three versions of Jallikattu, which take place throughout the Tamil Nadu.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Classical Languages Of India

Consider the following statements with reference to the classical language of India:

  1. The norms for according status of classical language are that the language should have a recorded history of more than 1500 years with ancient valuable literature recorded in it.
  2. Three of the six present classical languages belong to the Dravidian language family.
  3. In 2004, Sanskrit became the first language to get the status of classical language in India.

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Tulu Language

Recently, there has been growing demand to include Tulu in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. Consider the following statements with reference to Tulu language:

  1. Tulu belongs to the southern branch of the family of Dravidian languages.
  2. The present-day Tulu linguistic majority area is confined to the region of Tulu Nadu, which comprises the districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi in Karnataka and the northern part of Kasaragod district of Kerala.

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Bibi Ka Maqbara

Consider the following statements with reference to the Bibi Ka Maqbara:

  1. Bibi ka Maqbara was as commissioned by Emperor Aurangzeb in 1660 in the memory of his wife Rahmat-un-Nissa.
  2. Also called the Tomb of the Lady, Bibi Ka Maqbara was designed by Ataullah, the son of Ahmad Lahauri, the architect of the Taj Mahal.

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Yakshagana

With reference to the traditional Indian theatre form ‘Yakshagana’, consider the following statements:

  1. Yakshagana is strongly influenced by the Vaishnava Bhakti movement. Its stories are mainly drawn from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata and other Hindu epics.
  2. Yakshagana is traditionally presented from dusk to dawn.

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Sahitya Akademi

Consider the following statements with reference to the Sahitya Akademi:

  1. Sahitya Akademi gives 24 awards annually to literary works in the languages it has recognized and an equal number of awards to literary translations from and into the languages of India.
  2. Besides the 22 languages enumerated in the Constitution of India, the Sahitya Akademi has recognised English and Rajasthani as languages in which its programme may be implemented.

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Sattriya Dance

With reference to the Sattriya Dance, consider the following statements:

  1. The Sattriya dance form was introduced by the great Vaishnava saint and reformer of Assam, Mahapurusha Sankaradeva in the 15th century A.D.
  2. It was given the status of a classical dance in the year 2001 by the Sangeet Natak Akademi.

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Hornbill Festival

Among which of the following Indian states, the famous Hornbill Festival is being celebrated every year with great zeal?


Tanbo Art

Consider the following statements about the Tanbo Art:

  1. Tanbo Art is a rice paddy art developed by the Chinese farmers to beautify their paddy fields.
  2. In this art, farmers use different dyes and colours in order to beautify their paddy fields.

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Maha Bodhi Temple Complex

Recently, Bhutan’s Foreign Minister recently visited Maha Bodhi Temple Complex (MBTC) in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Consider the following statements about the MBTC:

  1. He Maha bodhi Temple Complex is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment.
  2. The first temple was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C., and the present temple dates from the 5th or 6th centuries.
  3. The complex was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001

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