Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan

Context Abdur Rahim Khan I Khanan’s tomb, located in Nizammuddin, Delhi was recently thrown open for public after receiving a new lease of life by conservation work, by a multi-disciplinary team of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and support of a corporate conglomerate. [1] …

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Comparison between Jaina Caves and Buddhist Caves

During the Mauryan period, rock-cut caves were generally used as viharas, i.e. living quarters, by the Jain and Buddhist monks. While the early caves were used by the ajivika sect, later, they became popular as Buddhist monasteries. The caves during Mauryan period were marked by a highly polished finish of the interior walls and decorative …

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OAS Prelims-2020 Daily Practice Set-06/01/2021: Indian Art and Culture

1. In which of the following dialects Kabir wrote ?a) Avadhib) Bhojpuric) Brijbhasad) Maithili 2. Where is “Pushkar Fair” held ?a) Jodhpurb) Ajmerc) Jaipurd) Udaipur 3. Which of the following is called the storehouse of world-art collections ?a) National Archives of Indiab) National Museumc) National Modren Art Galleryd) Salarjung Museum 4. Who introduced the famous …

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Chhau: Dance of Mayurbhanja and Pride of India

The word Chhau originates from ‘Chhaya’ meaning shadow. It is a form of mask dance that uses vigourous martial movements to narrate mythological stories. Some narrations also use natural themes such as Sarpa nritya (serpent dance) or Mayur Nritya (peacock dance). There are three main styles of Chhau dance: Saraikella Chhau in Jharkhand, Mayurbhanj Chhau …

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