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UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2021: Check Important Topics for Preparation of Art & Culture (History)

Sakshi Saroha

Indian Art & Culture is an important part of UPSC (IAS) prelims and mains syllabus. However, the syllabus for Art & Culture is vast and scattered it’s important that the aspirants understand what to study as per the exam pattern. In this article, we have marked all the important topics from art and culture which should be studied for the UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2021. 

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Performing Arts

  • Classical Dances 

In the dance forms, one needs to learn the origin of these dance forms, important movements, costumes, and famous names who perform the dance forms.

  1. Bharatnatyam
  2. Kathakali
  3. Kathak
  4. Manipuri
  5. Odissi
  6. Kuchipudi
  7. Sattriya

Hindustani Music

Carnatic Classical Music

Regional Music

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Development of Music during the Mughal period

Music During the Medival Period

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Traditional Theatre forms


Visual Arts


(temples during Gupta’s, Jaina Temples, Solanki style temples, Chandela Temples, Temples of Orrisa, temples during Chalukyas of Badami, Rashtrakutas, Hoysala, temples of South India

Indian Paintings

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 Literary Arts

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