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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The World’s Only Hanging Monastery i.e. Hanging Temple or Hanging Monastery or Xuankong Temple is situated near Mount Heng in Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi province, China. It was built around 1500 years ago under the reign of the Wei Dynasty. Here, we are giving some Amazing Fact about the World’s Only Hanging Monastery for general awareness (GK).
Mahadevi Varma was born on 26 March 1907 in Farrukhabad Uttar Pradesh, India. She is a famous poet of Hindi language, social worker, freedom fighter etc. She devoted her entire life to the education and development of women. Let's study 10 interesting facts about Mahadevi Varma through this article.
Akshardham Temple is located in New Delhi. It is also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple and is one of the India's largest Hindu temple complexes. The temple was officially inaugurated on 6 November, 2005. This article deals with 10 amazing facts about Akshardham temple which not only surprise you but also gives knowledge about its history.
India has been a land of architectural marvels because it has deep roots in its history, culture and religion. India Gate is one of the examples of Indian architectural marvel. It is the world's largest war memorial which was built in the 21st century. Here, we are giving some interesting facts about India Gate, which will enhance the general awareness of the readers on the architectural glory of India.
The origin of the word “Rupee” is from Sanskrit word Rupya which means shaped, stamped, impressed, coin and also from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver. There was a long history of struggle, exploration and wealth which can be traced back to the ancient India of the 6th Century BC regarding rupee. The Paper Currency Act of 1861 gave the Government the monopoly of note issued throughout the vast expanse of British India.
The Chola rulers were not only mighty conquerors and great administrators, but also great builders. They were great patrons of art; during their reign, the most magnificent temples and exquisite bronze icons were created in South India. These temples of Southern India represent an outstanding creative achievement in the architectural conception of the pure form of the Dravida type of temple which are now known as the "Great Living Chola Temples".Here, we are giving the list of temples built during the Chola Period for general awareness.
The architecture of the Sultanate Period manifested the aesthetic heritage of new sultans which include both religious and secular structures i.e. Indo-Islamic architecture. For Example- The dome is the prominent feature of the mosque in contrast to the Sikhar of Hindu temples. Here, we are giving an account of the architectural landmarks of the Sultanate period in which we have covered the name of builder, location and the characteristics of architecture.