Ramcharitmanas #GS 01 Art and Culture For Prelims Ramcharitmanas Ramcharitmanas was written during the 16th century in the Awadhi language by Indian bhakti poet Tulsidas. It is based on the Ramayana and tells the story of Lord Ram from his birth to him becoming King […]

The Oscars

The Oscars #GS-01 Art and Culture For Prelims The Oscars The Oscars officially known as the Academy Awards are awards for artistic and technical merit for the American film industry. They are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in […]

Nataraja idol

Nataraja idol #GS-01 Art and Culture For Prelims Nataraja: Nataraja (Lord of the Dance), is the cosmic dancer form of the Hindu god Shiva and is represented in bronze or stone in many Shaivite temples, particularly in South India. This form came to prominence during […]

Indian Paintings Part 4

Indian Paintings Part 4 Modern Indian Paintings Many consider that the modern period in Indian art began around 1857 with the Bengal School of Painting. Raja Ravi Varma is credited as the Father of Modern Indian Art. The essential characteristics of the modern or contemporary […]

Tunnel Vision that is Endangering India’s History

Tunnel Vision that is Endangering India’s History For Prelims Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958: The AMASR Act provides for preservation of ancient and historical monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance. The Archaeological Survey of India functions under the […]

Aurangzeb’s Tomb

Aurangzeb’s Tomb Context: Mughal emperor Aurangzeb’s tomb in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad was on Thursday, 19 May, closed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for five days. What is the issue? It all started when a disagreement erupted in Varanasi over the Gyanvapi mosque, which was […]