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Folk Music and its Characteristics

Jul 25, 2018
The glimpse of rural world can be seen in the folk music of the villages. They are not only the medium of entertainment among the rural masses but also a reflection of the rural society. In this article, we are giving the concept of Folk Music and its characteristics, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Important Indian Sites of Prehistoric Paintings

Jul 25, 2018
Paintings and drawings were the oldest art forms practiced by human beings to express themselves using the cave wall as their canvas. The prehistoric paintings are in the form of murals. Theses murals were made by the prehistoric man using their tools on the inner walls of the cave. In this article, we are giving the list of Important Indian Sites of Prehistoric Paintings, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Ancient Indian Scripts

Jul 24, 2018
All Indian scripts are derived from Brahmi. There are three main families of scripts: Devanagari; Dravidian; and Grantha. There are many languages in the Ancient Indian script, such as Sanskrit, Pali, and Hindi. In this article, we are giving the list of Ancient Indian Scripts, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Major Puppetry Traditions of Indian States

Jul 23, 2018
The Puppetry is one of the traditional art form which is used as an effective medium of entertainment and communication. It is an art form, not only provides entertainment but also conveys a meaningful and useful message. In this article, we are giving the list of Major Puppetry Traditions of Indian States, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Folk Paintings of India

Jul 20, 2018
Folk Paintings are pictorial expressions of village painters which are marked by the subjects chosen from the epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata, Bhagvata Purana as well as daily village life, birds and animals and natural objects like sun, moon, plants and trees. In this article, we are giving the list of Folk Paintings of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

School of Miniature Painting in India

Jul 20, 2018
Indian paintings have their origin in our ancient past. They depict the life and customs followed by the people of those times. Indian miniature paintings are one of the best examples of handmade forms of visual art in India. In this article, we are giving the names and the features of important school of miniature painting in India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know that how Indian Art of Miniature Painting evolves?

Jul 19, 2018
Miniature paintings are executed on a very small scale and are generally done on perishable material such as cloth, paper, leaves, etc. It is an ancient art in India and there were many schools for the same, including those of the Rajputs, Deccans and the Mughals. In this article, we are giving the definition, features and evolution of Indian Miniature painting, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India

Jul 18, 2018
The monastery is a building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows. Buddhists believe that the spiritual quest of monks benefits the entire community and their rituals bring prosperity and protection. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What will change, if Delhi gets full Statehood?

Jul 12, 2018
In 1991, the 69th Constitutional Amendment granted special state to Delhi and it was declared the National Capital Territory while the Lieutenant Governor was nominated the Administrator of Delhi. It created a state assembly and council of ministers for the state. It is known that Delhi has been given the status of Union Territory under Article 239A of the Constitution.

List of Folk Music of Uttar Pradesh

Jul 12, 2018
Uttar Pradesh is literally, a treasure house, with each and every district having unique music traditions. Folk songs made collective life and collective labour more enjoyable. They were passed on orally from generation to generation. In this article, we are giving the list of Folk Music of Uttar Pradesh, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Famous Traditional Dramas or Theatres of India

Jul 12, 2018
Traditional Dramas or theatres are performed during different social and religious occasions in India. It is also known as rural or village theatre. It reflects the common men's social and cultural attitudes and perceptions. In India tribal sports, habit, tradition, culture, vigour, joy, even disguise for mockery become parts of traditional theatre. In this article we are giving the list of Famous Traditional Dramas or Theatre of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

First Film of Different Languages of India

Jul 12, 2018
India has one of the oldest and largest film industries in the world. The Indian film industry is diverse just like Indian Culture. Indian film industry means Hindi films, regional movies and art cinema. In this article, we are giving the list of first Film of Different Languages of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know the difference between Hindustani Music and Carnatic music

Jul 11, 2018
There are multiple varieties of Indian music such as classical music, folk music, filmi music, Indian rock and Indian pop. All the forms of Indian music are listed in two types of music, i.e. Hindustani Music, Carnatic music. In this article, we are giving the factual differences between the Hindustani style of Music and Carnatic Style of music, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Famous Chaitya and Vihara of India

Jul 11, 2018
The Buddhist architecture is mainly consisting of Chaityas, Viahras, Stupa and Stambhas. The practice of making caves was started during the Mauryan period and reached its zenith during the 2nd century AD under the Satvahana rule. In this article, we are given the list of Famous Chaitya and Vihara of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know which Indian languages are accorded the status of a Classical Languages in India

Jul 6, 2018
The 22 languages which are listed in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India. The Government of India in 2004 declared that languages to meet certain requirements could be accorded the status of a 'Classical Languages in India'. In this article, we have discussed about the criteria for the status of a 'Classical Languages in India' and the brief description on listed Classical languages.

Do you know the difference between Dam and Reservoir

Jul 6, 2018
We often confused with the meanings and connotations of the term Dam and Reservoir. Actually, both are different in their meanings. Human create dams and reservoir all around the river to control the flow of river and to store water for various purposes. In this article, we have differentiated between Dam and Reservoir, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Why most of the world’s tropical deserts located on the Western margins of continents?

Jul 5, 2018
A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile to plant and animal life. In other words, it is extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation. In this article, we have discussed about the factors responsible for why world’s tropical deserts located on the Western margins of continents, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know the difference between Architecture and Sculpture

Jul 4, 2018
Sculptures are smaller art works, either handmade or with tolls and are more related to aesthetics than engineering and measurements. On the other hand, the word architecture is derived from the Latin word 'tekton' which means builder. In this article, we are given the difference between Architecture and Sculpture, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Legislation of British Government to stop Revolutionaries Activities in India

Jul 4, 2018
The basis of the colonial character of British rule and its destructive impact on the lives of the Indian people led to the rise and development of a powerful anti-imperialist movement in India. In this article, we are given the list of Legislation of British to stop Revolutionaries Activities in India, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Why Governor’s Rule is imposed in Jammu & Kashmir only?

Jul 2, 2018
Jammu & Kashmir State has its own Constitution and its administration is run by the same. If any other state of India except Jammu & Kashmir does not follow the rule of law then on the basis of report of the governor of the concerned state, the President rule (article 356) is imposed in that state. But if the same kind of situation arises in the in the Jammu & Kashmir then the state is administered by the governor of the state or the governor rule is applied here instead of President rule.

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