December 4, 2022

Art & Culture

Syllabus

Indian Art Forms

  • Indian Paintings
    • Mural Paintings
    • Miniature Paintings
    • Mughal, Rajput, Pahari Paintings
  • Dances in India
    • Classical Dance Forms
    • Folk Dance Forms
    • Modern Dance
  • Music
    • Classical Music
    • Folk Music
  • Puppetry
    • String Puppets
    • Shadow Puppets
    • Rod Puppets
    • Glove puppets
    • Modern Puppetry
    • Tribal Puppetry
  • Pottery
    • Ochre Coloured Pottery(OCP)
    • Black and Red Ware (BRW)
    • Painted Grey Ware (PGW)
    • Northern Black Polished Ware (NBPW)
    • Glazed and Unglazed Pottery
  • Drama/Theatre
    • Classical Sanskrit Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Modern Theatre
  • Martial Arts
    • Thang Ta
    • Gatka
    • Kalaripayattu
    • Mallakhamb
    • Silambam
    • Other Important Martial Arts
  • Visual Art
    • Sculptures of Harappan Civilization
    • Sculptures of the Mauryan Age
    • Post-Mauryan Period
    • Jain Sculptures
    • Buddhist Sculpture
    • Gupta Sculpture
    • Medieval School of Sculpture
    • Modern Indian Sculpture
  • Bhakti & Sufi Movements
    • Spread of Bhakti and Sufi Movements
    • Women Poets of Bhakti

Literature

  • Classical Sanskrit Literature
    • Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas
    • Books written by Kalidasa, Vishakhadatta etc
  • Ancient Buddhist Literature
  • Ancient Jainism Literature
  • Early Dravidian Literature (eg Sangam Period)
  • Medieval Literature
  • Trends in Medieval Literature
  • Modern Indian Literature

Architecture

  • Harappan Architecture
  • Mauryan Architecture
  • Post-Mauryan Period Gupta Period
  • Temple Architecture
    • Nagara Style
    • Dravida Style
    • Vesara Style
  • Cave Architecture
    • Buddhist Cave
    • Jaina Caves
    • Gupta Period Caves
  • Medieval and Indo-Islamic Architecture
    • Imperial Style Delhi Sultanate
    • Provincial Style
    • Mughal Style
    • Sikh Style of Architecture
    • Rajput Architecture
    • Salient features
  • Colonial Architecture & Modern Architecture
    • European Influence
    • Indo-Saracenic Architecture
    • Post-Independence Period
  • Contribution of Buddhism & Jainism to the Development of Indian Architecture
  • Rock Cut Architecture
    • South Indian
    • Western Indian
    • Eastern Indian