Indian art and culture is an important topic for the UPSC Civil Services mains exam. In the General Studies Paper I, it is included in the UPSC syllabus as ‘Indian Heritage and Culture’. Under this topic, you have to learn about the ‘salient features of Literature, Art Forms, and Architecture from ancient to modern times’.
It is difficult to assess what to study from this topic since it might seem like a broad one. This article classifies the topic of Indian art and culture into different headings and makes it easier for you to learn and answer art and culture questions UPSC mains.
Dealing with Indian Art
Indian Art can be classified under three headings:-
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
- Literary Arts