Ancient Indian History & Culture

  May 12, 2022

Ancient Indian History & Culture

Main Examination Pattern



Q1. Despite the gap of thousands of years the present Indian culture finds similarities in the past Vedic culture. Examine with respect to society and culture of Vedic times. (10 Marks, 150 words)

Q2. The ancient Indians have made great advances in the field of Mathematics, Medicine and Science and Technology. Elaborate. (10 Marks, 150 words)

Q3. Write a brief note on the significance of the following items: 

A) Gandhara School of Sculpture

B) Mathura School of Sculpture

C) Amravati School of Sculpture (10 Marks, 150 words)

Q4. Discuss how Harappa Art and Sculpture throws light on the religious practices of the period. (10 Marks, 150 words)

Q5. Dravidian architecture in South India reached its pinnacles under the rule of imperial Cholas. Comment whilst comparing it to other imperial architecture of the south. (10 Marks, 150 words)

Q6. To what extent king Asoka can be considered as the harbinger of the welfare state envisaged in modern times? Substantiate your answer. (250 words, 15 marks)

Q7. Do you think that Mahatma Buddha’s teachings have relevance in today’s modern world? (250 words, 15 marks)

Q8. The emergence and core philosophy of Buddhism and Jainism have a striking resemblance as well as certain differences. Contrast and compare the two religious philosophies. (250 words. 15 Marks)

Q9. Cave paintings in India have a long tradition with both religious as well as secular attributes. Elucidate. (250 words, 15 marks)

Q10. Discuss the role of Sanskrit in ancient Indian literature, the reasons for its decline and its role in the present Indian context. (250 words, 15 marks)