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Bring out the salient features of the Rig vedic religion. ऋग्वैदिक धर्म के विशिष्ट तंत्त्वों को प्रतिपादित कीजिए। [UPPSC, 2016] OR Describe the religious and philosophical ideas of the Vedic age. वैदिक काल के धार्मिक एवं दाशनिक विचारों का वर्णन कीजिये। [UPPSC, 1995]

Bring out the salient features of the Rig vedic religion. ऋग्वैदिक धर्म के विशिष्ट तंत्त्वों को प्रतिपादित कीजिए। [UPPSC, 2016] OR Describe the religious and philosophical ideas of the Vedic age. वैदिक काल के धार्मिक एवं दाशनिक विचारों का वर्णन कीजिये। [UPPSC, 1995] ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: In early vedic Age (1500 – 1000 B.C.): The religious […]

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Guptas: art and architecture

Guptas: art and architecture The Gupta period is generally regarded as golden age of North Indian art for all the major religious groups. Most of the Gupta arts were inspired by the religion. Forms of Gupta art: Sculpture: The success of Gupta sculpture lies in its attaining a balance between the sensuousness of the Kushan […]

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Mauryan Empire: Art, architecture and sculpture

Mauryan Empire: Art, architecture and sculpture After an interregnum of more than a thousand years, since the demise of the Indus Valley Civilization, which had plenary command over stone cutting and sculpting, there was the revival of sculptural art during Mauryan period.  And there was transition from use of wood to stone. The discoveries at […]

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Write short notes on ‘Gandhara Art’. गन्धर्व कला का संक्षिप्त टिप्पणी लिखें. [BPSC, 1993]

Write short notes on ‘Gandhara Art’. गन्धर्व कला का संक्षिप्त टिप्पणी लिखें. [BPSC, 1993] ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Indian craftsmen came into contact with the Central Asians, Greeks, and Romans, especially in the north-western frontier of India in Gandhara. This gave rise to a new form of art in which images of the Buddha were made in […]

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Vedic Period: Political, social and economical life; Transformation from Rig Vedic period to the later Vedic period; Significance of the Vedic Age; Evolution of Monarchy and Varna system.

Vedic Period: Political, social and economical life; Transformation from Rig Vedic period to the later Vedic period; Significance of the Vedic Age; Evolution of Monarchy and Varna system Political life: In early vedic Age (1500 – 1000 B.C.): Administrative Divisions: The basic unit of political organization was kula or family. Several families joined together on […]

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Write short notes on: Town Planning of Harappa.  हडप्पा का भवन निर्माण [BPSC, 2007] OR Examine the main features of the city planning of the Indus civilisation. How far are these features found in modern city planning? [BPSC, 63rd]

Write short notes on: Town Planning of Harappa.  हडप्पा का भवन निर्माण [BPSC, 2007] OR Examine the main features of the city planning of the Indus civilisation. How far are these features found in modern city planning? [BPSC, 63rd] ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Indus civilization emerged in India around 2500 BCE. It was India’s 1st urban civilization […]

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Describe the socio-religious conditions of India on the eve of the rise of Buddhism.  बौद्धिक धर्म के उदय के समय भारत की सामाजिक तथा धार्मिक अवस्था की विवेचना कीजिये। [BPSC, 2007] OR Describe the social and economic life of the people on the eve of the rise of Jainism and Buddhism. जैनधर्म और बौद्धध्र्म के उदय के समय लोगों के सामाजिक और आर्थिक जीवन का वर्णन कीजिए। [BPSC, 2012]

Describe the socio-religious conditions of India on the eve of the rise of Buddhism.  बौद्धिक धर्म के उदय के समय भारत की सामाजिक तथा धार्मिक अवस्था की विवेचना कीजिये। [BPSC, 2007] OR Describe the social and economic life of the people on the eve of the rise of Jainism and Buddhism. जैनधर्म और बौद्धध्र्म के […]

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Trace the growth of Magadha as an imperial power under Bimbisara and Ajatasatru. बिम्बिसार और अज्ञातशत्रु के समय में मगध के साम्राज्यिक शक्ति के विस्तार का वर्णन कीजिए। [BPSC, 2002]

Trace the growth of Magadha as an imperial power under Bimbisara and Ajatasatru. बिम्बिसार और अज्ञातशत्रु के समय में मगध के साम्राज्यिक शक्ति के विस्तार का वर्णन कीजिए। [BPSC, 2002] ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The political fight among many mahajanapadas led ultimately to one of them namely Magadh to emerge as the most powerful state and the […]

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