ART AND CULTURE BY NITIN SINGHANIA 2ND EDITION PDF IN ENGLISH DOWNLOAD

ART AND CULTURE BY NITIN SINGHANIA 2ND EDITION PDF IN ENGLISH DOWNLOAD

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Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgements
Trends Analysis
2017 Preliminary Examination Questions

SECTION- A VISUAL ARTS

Chapter 1 Indian Architecture, Sculpture and Pottery
Introduction

  • Indian Architecture
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Mains
  • Practice Questions – Mains

Chapter 2 Indian Paintings

  • Introduction
  • Principles of Painting
  • Pre-historic Paintings
  • Classification of Indian Paintings
  • Folk Paintings
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Mains
  • Practice Questions – Mains

Chapter-3 Indian Handicrafts

  • Introduction
  • Handicrafts on Cloth
  • Various types of Toys
  • Stoneware
  • Embroidery Crafts
  • Floor Designs
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions-Prelims


Chapter-4 UNESCO’S List of Tangible World Heritage Sites in India

  • Criteria for Selection
  • Legal Status of Designated Sites
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Mains
  • Practice Questions – Mains

SECTION- B PERFORMING ARTS

Chapter-5 Indian Music

  • Introduction
  • History of Indian Music
  • Anatomy of Indian Music
  • Classification of Indian Music
  • Semi-Classical Styles of Hindustani Music
  • Folk Music
  • Modern Music
  • Musical Instruments
  • Folk Musical Instruments
  • Modern Developments in Music
  • Communities Related to Music
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Mains
  • Practice Questions – Mains

Chapter-6 Indian Dance Forms

  • Background
  • Aspects of Dance
  • Indian Classical Dance Forms
  • Folk Dances of India
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Mains
  • Practice Questions – Mains

Chapter-7 Indian Theatre

  • Introduction
  • Classical Sanskrit Theatre
  • Folk Theatre
  • Modern Indian Theatre
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years Questions – Mains
  • Practice Questions – Mains

Chapter-8 Indian Puppetry

  • Introduction
  • Indian Origin
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Mains

Chapter-9 Indian Circus

  • The Great Indian Circus
  • Keeleri Kunhikannan
  • Major Circus Companies in India
  • Circus: A Marginal Industry
  • Possible Remedies
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Mains


Chapter-10 UNESCO’S List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Introduction
  • Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Chapter-11 Languages in India
  • Introduction
  • Classification of Indian Languages
  • Official Languages of India
  • Status of Classical Language
  • National Translation Mission
  • Ancient Scripts of India
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Mains

SECTION- C CULTURE OF INDIA

Chapter-12 Religions in India

  • Introduction
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Jainism
  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Sikhism
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Judaism
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Mains
  • Practice Questions-Mains

Chapter-13 Indian Literature

  • Introduction
  • Literature in Ancient India
  • Buddhist Literature
  • Jain Literature
  • Zoroastrian Literature
  • Sikh Literature
  • Medieval Literature
  • Modern Literature
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Mains
  • Practice Questions – Mains

Chapter-14 Schools of Philosophy

  • Introduction
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Mains
  • Practice Questions – Mains
  • Chapter-15 Indian Cinema
  • Introduction
  • History of Indian Cinema
  • South Indian Cinema
  • Recent Film Controversies
  • Indian Cinematograph Act of 1952
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Mains

Chapter-16 Science and Technology through the Ages

  • Introduction
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Ship Building and Navigation
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Mains
  • Practice Questions – Mains

Chapter-17 Calendars in India

  • Introduction
  • Classification of Indian Calendar Forms
  • National Calendar of India
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Prelims


Chapter-18 Fairs and Festivals of India

  • Introduction
  • Religious Festivals
  • Secular Festivals
  • Festivals of North-East India
  • Fairs of India
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Mains

Chapter-19 Awards and Honours

  • Introduction
  • Awards Given by Government of India
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Mains

Chapter-20 Law and Culture

  • Introduction
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Mains

Chapter-21 Martial Arts in India

  • Introduction
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Prelims
  • Practice Questions – Prelims

Chapter-22 Cultural Institutions in India

  • Introduction
  • The Archaeological Survey of India
  • Crafts Council of India
  • Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
  • All India Radio
  • Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
  • Centre for Cultural Resources and Training
  • National Archives of India
  • Indian Council for Cultural Relations
  • Directorate of Film Festivals
  • Indian Council of Historical Research
  • National Mission for Manuscripts
  • Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach)
  • Sahitya Akademi
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi
  • Lalit Kala Academy
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Previous Years’ Questions – Mains

Chapter-23 Coins in Ancient and Medieval India

  • Punch Marked Coins
  • Indo-Greek Coins
  • Coins By Satavahanas
  • Coins of the Western Satraps or the Indo-Scythians
  • Coins Issued in Gupta Age
  • Coins of the Vardhanas
  • Coins of Chalukyan Kings
  • Coins of the Rajput Dynasties
  • Coins of the Pandyan and Chola Dynasty
  • Turkish and Delhi Sultanate Coins
  • Mughal Coinage
  • Practice Questions – Prelims
  • Chapter-24 Indian Culture Abroad
  • Who Took Indian culture Abroad
  • Prominent Ancient Ports of India
  • Mathematics from India to Abroad
  • Indian Science and Technology Abroad
  • Influence of Indian Religion Abroad
  • Indian Languages Abroad
  • Indian Temple Architectural Tradition Abroad
  • Role of Indian Universities and Scholars
  • Practice Questions – Prelims

Appendix-1 Delhi – A City of Seven Sisters
Introduction
Seven Cities of Delhi



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