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Nov 16, 2011
General Knowledge: Books and Authors

Books And Authors : Starting with A ( 21 - 40 )

Nov 16, 2011
General Knowledge: The list provides the best selling books and book series in date and in any language. This list consists of the set of books starting with A. This set cotains 20 books and authers.

Books And Authors 2

Nov 16, 2011
General Knowledge: Books and Authors

Books And Authors : Starting with A (1 - 20 )

Nov 16, 2011
General Knowledge: The list provides the best selling books and book series in date and in any language. This list consists of the set of books starting with A. This set cotains 20 books and authers.

Languages Of India

Dec 10, 2010
The languages of India primarily belong to two major linguistic families, Indo-European (whose branch Indo-Aryan is spoken by about 74% of the population) and Dravidian (spoken by about 24%). Other languages spoken in India come from the Austro- Asiatic and Tibeto-Burmese linguistic families.

Origin Of Indian Classical Music

Dec 10, 2010
The origins of Indian classical music can be found from the oldest of the scriptures, Vedas. The Samveda, one of the four vedas, describes music at length.

Main Genres

Dec 10, 2010
The Prime themes of Hindustani music are romantic love, nature and devotionals. Players of tabla, usually keep the rhythm in Hindustani music.

Genres Of Indianpainting

Dec 10, 2010
Indian paintings can be broadly classified as the murals and miniatures. Murals are huge works executed on the walls of solid structures, as in the Ajanta Caves and the Kailashnath temple. Miniature paintings are executed on a very small scale on perishable material such as paper and cloth.

Brief History Of Indian Painting

Dec 10, 2010
The earliest Indian paintings were the rock paintings of prehistoric times, the petroglyphs as found in places like Bhimbetka, and some of them are older than 5500 BC. Such works continued and after several millennia, in the 7th century, carved pillars of Ellora, present a fine example of Indian paintings.

The Hindu temples

Dec 10, 2010
The reference to Hindu temples in literature go back early with Panini (520 BC - 460 BC) and Patanjali mentioning temples which were called prasadas. Early beginnings of Hindu temple architecture have been traced to the remains at Aihole and Pattadakal in present day Karnataka, and have Vedic altars and late Vedic temples as described by Panini as models.

Islamic And The Mughal Architecture

Dec 10, 2010
With the advent of Islam, the erstwhile Indian architecture was slightly adapted to allow the traditions of the new religion, but it remained strongly Indian at its heart and character. Arches and domes began to be used and the mosque or masjid too began to form part of the landscape, adding to a new experience in form and space.

Indus Civilisation And The Vedic Village

Dec 10, 2010
The earliest production in the Indus Valley Civilization was characterised by well planned cities and houses. The presence of drainage systems and public baths showed advanced standards of hygiene and sanitation and ingenious planning.

Architecture under the colonial rule

Dec 10, 2010
With colonisation, a new chapter began. Though the Dutch, Portuguese and the French made substantial forays, it was the English who had a lasting impact.

About Indian Architecture

Dec 10, 2010
Indian architecture is that vast tapestry of production of the Indian Subcontinent that encompasses a multitude of expressions over space and time, transformed by the forces of history considered unique to the sub-continent, sometimes destroying, but most of the time absorbing. The result is an evolving range of architectural production that none the less retains a certain form of continuity.

Buddhist And Jaina Architecture

Dec 10, 2010
Buddhism gained promi-nence during the reign of the emperor Ashoka. It is primarily represented by three important building types- the Chaitya Hall (place of worship), the Vihara (monastery) and the Stupa (hemispherical mound for worship/ memory)- exemplified by the magnificent caves of Ajanta and Ellora and the monumental Sanchi Stupa.

CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE

Dec 10, 2010
The dance drama that still exists today and can most closely be associated with the Sanskrit the atrical tradition is Kuchipudi which is also known as Bhagavata Mela Natakam. The actors sing and dance, and the style is a blend of folk and classical.

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