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- How will you explain that medieval Indian temple sculptures represent the social life of those days?
- Discuss the main contributions of Gupta period and Chola period to the Indian Heritage and Culture.
- Discuss the significance of the lion and bull figures in Indian Mythology, art and architecture.
- Evaluate the nature of the Bhakti literature and its contribution to Indian culture.
- Trace the rise and growth of socio-religious reform movements with special reference to Young Bengal and Brahmo Samaj.
- The rock-cut architecture represents one of the most important sources of our knowledge of early Indian art and history. Discuss.
- Pala period is the most significant phase in the history of Buddhism in India. Enumerate.
- Indian philosophy and tradition played a significant role in conceiving and shaping the monuments and their art in India. Discuss.
- Persian literary sources of medieval India reflect the spirit of the age. Comment.
- Highlight the Central Asian and Greco-Bactrian elements in the Gandhara art.
- Safeguarding the Indian art heritage is the need of the moment. Discuss.
- The Bhakti movement received a remarkable re-orientation with the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Discuss.
- Assess the importance of the accounts of the Chinese and Arab travellers in the reconstruction of the history of India.
- How do you justify the view that the level of excellence of the Gupta numismatic art is not at all noticeable in later times?
- Early Buddhist Stupa-art, while depicting folk motifs and narratives successfully expounds Buddhist ideals. Elucidate.
- Krishnadeva Raya, the King of Vijayanagar, was not only an accomplished scholar himself but was also a great patron of learning and literature. Discuss.
- The ancient civilization in Indian sub-continent differed from those of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece in that its culture and traditions have been preserved without a breakdown to the present day. Comment.
- 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.
- 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.
- Taxila university was one of the oldest universities of the world with which were associated a number of renowned learned personalities of different disciplines. Its strategic location caused its fame to flourish, but unlike Nalanda, it is not considered as a university in the modern sense. Discuss.
- Sufis and medieval mystic saints failed to modify either the religious ideas and practices or the outward structure of Hindu / Muslim societies to any appreciable extent. Comment.
- Though not very useful from the point of view of a connected political history of South India, the Sangam literature portrays the social and economic conditions of its time with remarkable vividness. Comment.
- (a) Discuss the ‘Tandava’ dance as recorded in early Indian inscriptions.(b) Chola architecture represents a high watermark in the evolution of temple architecture. Discuss.