April 3 topic and previous year’s questions
Indian Culture – Salient aspects of Architecture
Chola architecture represents a high watermark in the evolution of temple architecture. Discuss.
- To what extent has the urban planning and culture of the Indus Valley Civilization provided inputs to the present day urbanization? Discuss.
- Gandhara sculpture owed as much to the Romans as to the Greeks. Explain
Mesolithic rock cut architecture of India not only reflects the cultural life of the times but also a fine aesthetic sense comparable to modern painting. Critically evaluate this comment
Early Buddhist Stupa-art, while depicting folk motifs and narratives successfully expounds Buddhist ideals. Elucidate.