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Indian Art &Culture 1. Natya Shastra, the main source of Indian classical dances, was written by 2. Which artist was famous for his nick name Master Mooshai? 3. The dance encouraged and performed from the temple of Tanjore was 4. The headquarters of the Sahitya Akademi is situated at 5. Bronze icons of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity with how many hands? 6. The sacred book of the Parsis is called 7. Dandia is a popular dance of 8. Jana Gana Mana was officially adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the Indian National Anthem on 9. The words Satyameva Jayate inscribed below the base plate of the emblem of India are taken from 10. Mohiniattam dance form developed originally in which state? 11. Which Akademi is responsible for fostering the development of dance, drama and music in India? 12. The Rath Yatra at Puri is celebrated in honour of which Hindu deity? 13. Mughal paintings reached its zenith under which king? 14. Thillana is a format of 15. Madhubani, a style of folk paintings is popular in which of the following states in India? 16. Prem Vatika, collection of poems on the life of Krishna, was composed by 17. Which place is famous for Chikankari work, which is a traditional art of embroidery? 18. Bhagavata Mela, a folk of performing arts, is native to 19. Guru Birju Maharaj is a maestro of which classical dance form? 20. Who was the first Indian woman to learn Chhad dance? 21. UK Sivaraman is associated with which instrument? 22. Binda Din Maharaj is a maestro of which classical dance form? 23. The oldest form of composition of the Hindustani vocal music is 24. Which was the main centre of Company Style? 25. Which folk dance is popular during the harvest season in Punjab? 26. In which language was the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita originally written? 27. Who is the present Chairman of Lalit Kala Academi?(30.11.2013) 28. Kandariya Mahadeva temple is an example of which style of architecture? 29.The Kalinga architecture style consists of three different types of temples namely Rekha Deula, Pidha Deula and 30. Kuchipudi is a dance-drama associated with the state of 31. Hemi Gumpa festival, which is internationally known, is of which state? 32. Rukmini Devi is associated with 33. The brothers Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha are 34. Which state is known for its folk dance Garba? 35. In Uttar Pradesh, the famous place for pilgrimage of both Jains and Buddhas is at 36. Kartik is a folk dance of 37. Bhatkhande Sangeet Sansthan, Lucknow become deemed university in 38. The Kumbha Mela is held once in 39. The most important and the main musical instrument Nautanki form of folk theatre is 40. Yakshagan is the famous dance form of the state of 41. Thanjavur temple of Tamil Nadu is an example of which style of architecture? 42. The Simhastha Kumbh Mela was held at 43. Kishan Maharaj was famous for 44. Sangeet Natak Academi was established on 45. The paintings in the Ajanta and Ellora Caves are indicative of the development of art under 46. The Gadag style of architecture is also called as 47. Musical instrument Sitar is the combination of 48. Losoong is a festival which is celebrated in 49. How many classical dances are there in India? 50. Which state is known for its classical dance Sattriya? 51. With which dance, the famous dancer Leela Samson is associated? 52. The epics which are of great historical importance and tell us about the ancient culture of warfare

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and politics 53. Indian paintings can be broadly classified as murals and 54. Pattachitra, a style of folk painting, is popular in which of the following states in India? 55. The first known sculpture in the Indian sub-continent is form the Indus valley civilization, found in sites at 56. Onam is a festival popular in which State? 57. Ghoomar and Kacchi Gori are dance forms popular in 58. Vishnu, Surya and Shiva temples are the example of which style of architecture? 59. Books of which language have won the largest Jnanpith awards? 60. Sharda script of writing is popular in 61. The Brihadisvara temple at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu was built by 62. Which monument was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay? 63. Dravidian style temples consist four parts: Vimana, Mandapas, Pillared halls and 64. Gadag architecture style was originated during the period of which Chalukya King? 65. Karla, one of the preserved Buddhist caves is in which Indian State? 66. Elephant caves are predominantly attributed to which Hindu God? 67. First Indian talkie film Alam Ara is directed by 68. First Malayalam film which bagged the Presidents Gold Medal 69. The first 3D Film of India is 70. Shiva temple, the main shrine of Prambana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest Hindu temple. In which country, it is located? 71. Sivaji Rao Gaikwad is the real name of South Indian Superstar? 72. First Indian who won Oscar Award 73. Who is known as First Lady of Indian Cinema? 74. National Institute of Design is situated at 75. The first newspaper of India which give a film advertisement? 76. Raja Harishchandra was released in the year 77. Name the Indian film which has 71 songs. 78. First actor who become a Chief Minister of a state? 79. Film and Television Institute of India is situated at 80. First indigenously made colour film of India. 81. The first English film of India. 82. Which cave is called Indra Sabha in Ellora? 83. The mural paintings of Ajanta is associated with the life history of 84. Which technique was used by Bengal School Artists? 85. Who was the first Chairman of Lalit Kala Academi? 86. Lingaraj temple, an example of Kalinga architecture style, is located in which state of India? 87. Lalit Kala Academi or National Academy of Art is established in the year 88. Hamazanama was made in how many years? 89. Vesara style of architecture is a combination of which two styles? 90. Which cave is famous as Hathi Khana in Bagh? 91. Who painted the famous painting Shiv Tapasya Me Leen Parvati? 92. Which artists paintings reflects theatre impact? 93. The significance of Sita Bangra is 94. A sculpture, which can be viewed from the front, back and sides is called 95. Sculpture that projects only slightly from its background is referred to as

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Answers 1. Bharat Muni 2. Nandlal Bose 3. Bharatanatyam 4. New Delhi 5. Four 6. Zend Avesta 7. Gujarat 8. January 24,1950 9.Mundaka Upanished 10. Kerala 11. Sangeet Akademi 12. Jagannath 13. Jahangir 14. Bharatanatyam 15. Bihar 16. Raskhan 17. Lucknow 18. Karnataka 19. Kathak 20. Samyukta Panigrahi 21. Mridangam 22. Kathak 23. Dhrupad 24. Patna 25. Bhangra 26. Sanskrit 27. Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty 28. Nagara Style 29. Khakhara Deula 30. Andhra Pradesh 31. Jammu and Kashmir 32. Dancing 33. Dhrupad Vocalists 34. Gujarat 35. Kaushambi 36. Bundelkhand 37. 2001 38. 12 years 39. Nagara 40. Karnataka 41. Dravida Style 42. Nasik 43. Tabla 44. May 31, 1952 45. Chalukyas 46. Western Chalukya architecture 47. Veena and piano 48. Sikkim 49. Eight 50. Asom 51. Bharatanatyam 52. Ramayan and Mahabharata 53. Miniatures 54. Odisha 55. Mohenjodaro and Harappa 56. Kerala 57. Rajastan 58. Kalinga architecture style 59. Kannada 60. Jammu and Kashmir 61. Rajaraja Chola 62. Gateway of India 63. Gopurams 64. Someswara - I 65. Maharashtra 66. Lord Shiva 67. Ardesh Irani 68. Chemmeen (1965) 69.My Dear Kuttichathan (Malayalam, 1984, directed by Navodaya Appachan) 70. Indonesia 71. Rajinikanth 72. Bhanu Athaiya for the Costume Designing of the film Gandhi 73. Nargis Dutt 74. Ahmedabad(Gujarat) 75. Times of India 76. 1913 77. Indira Sabha 78. MG Ramachandran 79. Pune 80. Kisaan Kanya(1937) 81. Court dancer 82. Cave no.32 83. Buddha 84. Wash 85. Devi Prasad Rai Chowdhari 86. Odisha 87. 1954 88. 15 years 89. Nagara and Dravida 90. Third 91. Nandial Bose 92. Raja Ravi Verma 93. Natya Shala 94. In-the round 95. Bas-relief

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EXPLANATORY ANSWER: 24. Company style or Company painting (kampani kalam in Hindi) is a term for a hybrid Indo-European style of paintings made in India by Indian artists, many of whom worked for European patrons in the British East India Company or other foreign Companies in the 18th and 19th centuries. The style blended traditional elements from Rajput and Mughal painting with a more Western treatment of perspective, volume and recession. Most paintings were small, reflecting the Indian miniaturetradition, but the natural history paintings of plants and birds were usually life size. 53. A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture. Some wall paintings are painted on large canvases, which are then attached to the wall (e.g., with marouflage). Whether these works can be accurately called "murals" is a subject of some controversy in the art world, but the [ technique has been in common use since the late 19th century. 87. The Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Fine Art) is the premier fine art institution of the Government of India to promote, spread and develop Indian fine art culture. It is a non-profit, autonomous body, funded by the Ministry of Culture. In pursuance of its role, LKA holds exhibitions, institutes scholarships, sponsorships, fellowships, assistance schemes, Lifetime Achievement Awards, and publishes documentary material. It also conducts Triennale India, and the National Exhibition of Photography and Art. 88. The Hamzanama (Persian/Urdu: , Epic of Hamza) or Dastan-e-Amir Hamza (Persian/Urdu: , Adventures of Amir Hamza) narrates the legendary exploits of Amir Hamza, the uncle of the prophet of Islam, though most of the story is extremely fanciful, "a continuous series of romantic interludes, threatening [1] events, narrow escapes, and violent acts". In the West the work is best known for the enormous illustrated manuscript commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in about 1562. The text augmented the story, as traditionally told in dastan performances. This romance originated more than 1,000 years ago, probably in Persia, and subsequently spread throughout the Islamic world in oral and written forms. The Dastan (story telling tradition) about Amir Hamza persists far and wide up to Bengal and Arakan (Burma) due to Hamza's wide travelling in Persia, Central Asia, India, Himalayan region, Burma and probably in [2] Malaysia in his youth or before he embraced Islam in 616. ***************