Indian Culture, Art and Heritage (PB)

Indian Culture, Art and Heritage (PB)   

Author: Dr. P. K. Agrawal
ISBN: 9789352669264
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Publication Year: 2018
Pages: 356
Binding Style: Soft Cover
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The book 'Indian Culture, Art and Heritage' is collection of vast details of the Indian culture most prominent through ages, art in various facets and historical monuments including World Heritage Sites. 
The book has basic details about the relevant topics for UPSC examination and pictorial presentations make it interesting and easy. Yet, it provides comprehensice material for thinkers and academicians.
I am sure that the book will be very useful for condidates appearing in UPSC Civil Services Examination and other competitive examinations as it provides authentic information from reliable sources.

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Contents  
Preface — Pgs. vii Philosophy of Buddha — Pgs. 132
Part One: Indian Culture Theistic Religions — Pgs. 133
Chapter 1 — Pgs. Indian Culture — Pgs. 3-23 Vedic Philosophy — Pgs. 134
General Introduction — Pgs. 3 Charvaka Philosophy — Pgs. 137
Concept of Culture — Pgs. 3 Religion and Philosophy in Medieval India — Pgs. 137
Culture and Civilisation — Pgs. 4 The Sufis — Pgs. 138
Culture and Heritage — Pgs. 4 Silsilahs — Pgs. 138
General Characteristics of Culture — Pgs. 5 The Bhakti Movement — Pgs. 139
Importance of Culture in Human Life — Pgs. 5 Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 142
Characteristics of Indian Culture — Pgs. 6 Part TWO: Indian Art
Continuity and Change — Pgs. 6 Chapter 1 — Pgs. Indian Paintings — Pgs. 3-14
Variety and Unity — Pgs. 7 Introduction — Pgs. 3
Secular Outlook — Pgs. 9 Art in Ancient Period — Pgs. 3
Materialistic and Spiritualistic — Pgs. 9 Materials Used in the Paintings — Pgs. 4
Cultural Influences — Pgs. 11 Art in Medieval India — Pgs. 5
Ministry of Culture — Pgs. 11 Art in the Modern Period — Pgs. 6
Archaeological Survey of India — Pgs. 11 Decorative Art — Pgs. 7
National Museum — Pgs. 15 Modern Indian Artists — Pgs. 11
National Gallery of Modern Art — Pgs. 15 Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 12
Indian Museums — Pgs. 15 Chapter 2 — Pgs. Indian Architecture — Pgs. 15-36
Victoria Memorial Hall — Pgs. 16 Architecture – Origin and Indian Perspective — Pgs. 15
The National Mission for Manuscripts — Pgs. 16 Architectural Forms and Construction Details — Pgs. 16
Salar Jung Museum — Pgs. 17 Medieval Period Architecture — Pgs. 23
Allahabad Museum — Pgs. 17 Colonial Architecture and the Modern Period — Pgs. 26
National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) — Pgs. 17 Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 31
National School of Drama — Pgs. 17 Chapter 3 — Pgs. Indian Dance Forms — Pgs. 37-48
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts — Pgs. 18 Bharatnatyam  — Pgs. 37
Sahitya Akademi — Pgs. 18 Kathakali  — Pgs. 37
Lalit Kala Akademi — Pgs. 18 Kathak — Pgs. 38
The Asiatic Society — Pgs. 19 Manipuri — Pgs. 38
Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 19 Odissi — Pgs. 39
Chapter 2 — Pgs. Culture in Ancient India — Pgs. 24-42 Kuchipudi  — Pgs. 40
General Introduction — Pgs. 24 Sattriya — Pgs. 41
Religion and Philosophy in Ancient India — Pgs. 24 Mohiniyattam — Pgs. 42
Harappan Civilisation — Pgs. 25 Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 43
Vedic Culture — Pgs. 27 Chapter 4 — Pgs. Indian Music and Instruments — Pgs. 49-72
Ashoka the Great: Representing the Acme of Indian Culture — Pgs. 27 Development of Music — Pgs. 49
Art and  Architecture: Mauryan Beginnings — Pgs. 29 Hindustani Classical Music — Pgs. 49
Post-Mauryan Cultural Developments — Pgs. 29 Carnatic Classical Music — Pgs. 52
Art and Sculpture — Pgs. 30 Regional Music — Pgs. 58
Kingdoms of the Deccan and the South — Pgs. 30 Musical Instruments — Pgs. 63
Cultural Development during the Gupta Period — Pgs. 31 Famous Personalities of Instrumental Music — Pgs. 68
The Pallavas and the Cholas — Pgs. 32 Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 69
Transformation of  Vedic Brahmanism into Puranic Hinduism — Pgs. 33 Chapter 5 — Pgs. Drama and Theatre — Pgs. 73-86
The Persian Invasion and Its Impact on  Indian Culture — Pgs. 33 Drama and Cinema — Pgs. 73
The Greek (Macedonian) Invasion and Its Impact on Indian Culture — Pgs. 34 History of Theatre in India — Pgs. 73
Christianity in India — Pgs. 35 Types of Theatre in India — Pgs. 73
Theistic Religions — Pgs. 36 Different Forms of Traditional Theatre — Pgs. 77
Jain Philosophy — Pgs. 37 Indian Cinematograph Act of 1952 — Pgs. 80
Philosophy of the Buddha — Pgs. 37 Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 81
Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 38 Part three: Indian Heritage
Chapter 3 — Pgs. Culture in Medieval India — Pgs. 43-59 Chapter 1 — Pgs. Heritage: An Introduction — Pgs. 3-37
General Introduction — Pgs. 43 Concept of Heritage — Pgs. 3
Religion and Philosophy in Medieval India — Pgs. 43 Diversity as Heritage — Pgs. 8
Indo-Mughal Culture — Pgs. 44 UNESCO and Indian Cultural Heritage — Pgs. 9
The Bhakti Movement — Pgs. 44 Heritage of India — Pgs. 11
The Vaishnavite Movement — Pgs. 46 Indian World Heritage — Pgs. 19
The Importance of the Sufi Movement — Pgs. 49 Chapter at a Glance  — Pgs. 35
The Importance of the Bhakti Movement — Pgs. 50 Chapter 2 — Pgs. National Awards and Honours — Pgs. 38-64
Cultural Development — Pgs. 50 Bharat Ratna — Pgs. 38
Development of Folk Arts — Pgs. 51 Padma Awards — Pgs. 39
Painting — Pgs. 52 Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards — Pgs. 43
Music — Pgs. 52 Nobel Laureates — Pgs. 44
Rise of Modern Indian Languages — Pgs. 53 Winners of Param Vir Chakra — Pgs. 46
New Faiths — Pgs. 53 National Films Awards — Pgs. 47
Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 55 Bhasha Samman — Pgs. 50
Chapter 4 — Pgs. Culture in Modern India — Pgs. 60-78 Saraswati Samman — Pgs. 54
Introduction — Pgs. 60 Gallantry Awards — Pgs. 55
Rise of the West and Its Impact on India — Pgs. 60 National Symbols — Pgs. 56
India in the 18th Century: Economy, Society and Culture — Pgs. 61 Chapter at A Glance — Pgs. 60
Press and the Growth of Modern Indian Languages and Literature — Pgs. 62 Chapter 3 — Pgs. Fame of Indian Monuments — Pgs. 65-95
Nationalist Movements — Pgs. 62 Ancient Monuments — Pgs. 65
Social Conditions in British India — Pgs. 66 Agra Fort — Pgs. 66
Religious Reform Movements in Modern India — Pgs. 67 Ajanta & Ellora Caves — Pgs. 66
Spread of the Reform Movements in Western and Southern India — Pgs. 69 Amer Fort — Pgs. 67
Muslim Reform Movement — Pgs. 73 Bahai Temple — Pgs. 67
Reform Movements among Parsis — Pgs. 74 The Bara Imambara, Lucknow — Pgs. 68
Religious Reform among Sikhs — Pgs. 74 Basilica of Bom Jesus (Goa) — Pgs. 68
Impact of the Reform Movement — Pgs. 75 Brhadisvara Temple – Thanjavur — Pgs. 69
Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 76 Charminar — Pgs. 69
Chapter 5 — Pgs. Indian Languages — Pgs. 79-87 City Palace, Udaipur — Pgs. 70
Indian Languages: The Role of Sanskrit — Pgs. 79 Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu — Pgs. 70
The Vedas — Pgs. 80 Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi — Pgs. 71
Brahmanas and Aranyakas — Pgs. 81 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus — Pgs. 71
The Upanishads — Pgs. 82 Chola Temples — Pgs. 72
The Ramayana and the Mahabharata — Pgs. 82 Churches and Convents of Goa — Pgs. 72
Puranas — Pgs. 83 Elephanta Caves — Pgs. 72
Distinction between Sruti and Smriti — Pgs. 84 Gateway of India — Pgs. 73
Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 85 Gingee Fort — Pgs. 73
Chapter 6 — Pgs. Indian Fairs, Festivals and Exhibitions — Pgs. 88-107 Golconda Fort — Pgs. 73
January — Pgs. 88 Golden Temple — Pgs. 74
February — Pgs. 91 Group of Monuments at Hampi — Pgs. 75
March — Pgs. 94 Gwalior Fort — Pgs. 75
April — Pgs. 96 Group of Monuments at Pattadakal — Pgs. 75
May — Pgs. 97 Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram — Pgs. 76
June — Pgs. 97 Shore Temple — Pgs. 76
July — Pgs. 98 ‘Ratha’ Cave Temple — Pgs. 76
August — Pgs. 99 Hawa Mahal — Pgs. 77
September — Pgs. 100 The Hill Palace Museum, Thripunithura (Kerala) — Pgs. 77
October — Pgs. 101 India Gate — Pgs. 77
November — Pgs. 103 Jaisalmer Fort — Pgs. 78
December — Pgs. 104 Jama Masjid (Delhi) — Pgs. 78
Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 106 Jantar Mantar, Delhi — Pgs. 79
Chapter 7 — Pgs. Ancient Indian Literature — Pgs. 108-127 Kamakhya Temple — Pgs. 79
Introduction — Pgs. 108 Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi — Pgs. 80
The Puranas — Pgs. 110 Kye Monastery — Pgs. 81
Classical Sanskrit Literature — Pgs. 110 Humayun’s Tomb — Pgs. 81
Literature in Pali and Prakrit — Pgs. 112 Khajuraho Group of Monuments — Pgs. 82
Early Dravidian Literature — Pgs. 113 Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya — Pgs. 82
Medieval Literature — Pgs. 114 Meenakshi Temple, Madurai — Pgs. 83
Women Poets of Bhakti — Pgs. 116 Mehrangarh Fort — Pgs. 83
Other Trends in Medieval Literature — Pgs. 117 The Mysore Palace — Pgs. 84
Modern Indian Literature — Pgs. 117 Nalanda — Pgs. 84
The Emergence of Nationalism — Pgs. 118 Purana Quila (Old Fort) — Pgs. 85
The Literature of Nationalism, Reformism and Revivalism — Pgs. 118 Qutub Minar — Pgs. 85
The Advent of Mahatma Gandhi — Pgs. 120 Rashtrapati Bhavan — Pgs. 86
Progressive Literature — Pgs. 120 Red Fort, Delhi — Pgs. 86
Making of Modern Theatre — Pgs. 121 Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka — Pgs. 87
Search for Modernity — Pgs. 121 Sé Cathedral — Pgs. 87
The Indian Literary Scene after Independence — Pgs. 122 Sheesh Mahal — Pgs. 88
Dalit Literature — Pgs. 123 Sikandra Fort — Pgs. 88
Use of Mythology — Pgs. 123 Sun Temple, Konark — Pgs. 89
Contemporary Literature — Pgs. 124 Taj Mahal — Pgs. 89
Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 125 Taj Museum — Pgs. 89
Chapter 8 — Pgs. Religions and Philosophy — Pgs. 128-149 Chapter at a Glance — Pgs. 90
Religion — Pgs. 128 Chapter 4 — Pgs. Social and Cultural Awakening — Pgs. 96-106
Religion and Philosophy in Ancient India — Pgs. 128 Raja Ram Mohan Roy — Pgs. 96
Pre-Vedic Religion — Pgs. 129 Brahmo Samaj after Ram Mohan — Pgs. 97
Unorthodox Religious Movements — Pgs. 129 Other Prominent Persons towards Social Cause — Pgs. 101
The Author
Dr. P. K. AgrawalDr. P. K. Agrawal

The book 'Indian Culture, Art and Heritage' is collection of vast details of the Indian culture most prominent through ages, art in various facets and historical monuments including World Heritage Sites. 
The book has basic details about the relevant topics for UPSC examination and pictorial presentations make it interesting and easy. Yet, it provides comprehensice material for thinkers and academicians.
I am sure that the book will be very useful for condidates appearing in UPSC Civil Services Examination and other competitive examinations as it provides authentic information from reliable sources.

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