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[Answerkey] UPSC Prelim-2016: History, Culture, International Relation, Defense MCQs solved with Explanations

Pattern: History and Culture: 2016’s Prelim vs. the Past Road ahead for History-Culture Solved: Freedom Struggle (6 MCQs) Solved: Culture/Ancient/Medieval (11 MCQs) Pattern: IR-Defense-PIN- 2016 vs the past Road Ahead: IR / Defense for Prelims-2017 Solved: International relations (IR) & Diplomacy MCQs Solved: [...]

[Culture] Festivals of India: Characteristics, Features & Importance

Characteristics of Indian Festivals? Seasonal in nature Seasonal Festivals are Agro-based Worship of Animals Worship of Fire Same time but different Names Involves Dancing Involves Processions Artificial / Non-religious Festivals Appendix: Major Festivals of India Bihu: three types, Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Onam, Pongal [...]

[Culture] Fairs of India for 2 markers in UPSC GS Mains

Introduction: Fairs KumbhMela Types of Kumbh Melas: Upcoming Kumbh Mela Pushkar Mela (Rajsthan) Saliana, (Palampur) Garh Murktesar fair Urs sair-i gulfaroshan or phoolwalon ki sair Trade fairs Tourism angle Mock Interview question Previously, we saw about main festivals of India, now continuing the discussion [...]

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[Culture] Tribals of India: Classification, Geographical Spread – For GS Mains Paper I (Culture + Human Geography)

Classification A: Based on Ethnicity Group I: Negritos Group II: The Mongoloid Group III: Mediterranean (Dravidians) Classification B: Based on Location Zone 1: Northern and North-Eastern Himachal Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Zone II: Central Bihar Rajasthan Gujarat and Maharashtra Madhya Pradesh West Bengal Orissa [...]

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[Culture] Indian Art Architecture and Painting Schools (Mindmap cum note)

This is a note cum mindmap on Indian Art Architecture is shared by a regular reader who wishes to remain anonymous. If you want to contribute any more data in this topic, please share it in comments! Gandhara Art Rajput painting Saranatha pillar Gopurum [...]

[Download] Indian Culture and Heritage Study Material (Hindi/English) from NOS/NIOS for Free

Here is some really good study material on Indian Culture and Heritage from National Open School (NOS) now renamed as NIOS. The content is less boring and more structured than Spectrum’s book on Indian Culture + truckload of 2 markers scattered throughout the paragraphs. By the [...]

[Studyplan] India 2013 Yearbook: Approach to Culture, Tourism, Youth, Sports, Misc.GK (Part 6 of 6)

Background GK from Chapter 32 GK:Awards Organizations: Culture, Youth, Sports Policies: Youth n Sports Schemes: Culture, Tourism, Youth, Sport Background Basic GK about India’s polity and geography given on chapter 1, 2 and 3. GK related to environment, geography, culture etc. is scattered around [...]

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[Stamps] Biodiversity, Painting, Freedom struggle, Culture, Religion, Places: 2012, 2013

Prologue Biodiversity related Nicobar Megapod Bugun Liocichla Venated Gliding Frog Hoolock Gibbon Ape Vs Monkey Art Related Warli Painting Shekhawati Paintings Freedom Fighters and Polity Silk Letter movement UP legislature: 125 years completed Ghadar Movement: 100 years Madan Mohan Malaviya ShivaRam Hari Rajguru [...]

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[Answerkey] CSAT 2013 GS: History & Culture: Questions solved with explanation, reference, all four sets (A,B,C,D)

Prologue CSAT 2013: GS History Internal Breakup History History: Modern India (5Qs) Simon QIM Tebhaga Annie Besant Ilbert History: Ancient, Medieval (2Qs) Culture Dance: Tribhaga Religion: Bhakti saints Religion: Buddhism Chaitya and Vihara Religion: Buddhism: Nirvana Jain doctrine Sankhya School Mural paintings Prologue 15 [...]

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[Result] October Writing Competition + Revision notes for everyone: Border Security, bilateral relation, Constitution comparision, culture, and more

@Mains 2013 Contenders: UPSC uploaded hallticket, http://upscadmitcard.nic.in/main.aspx Prologue Platinum Category The Three winners Gold category Silver category Bronze category Optional Subject Download the Zip file Epilogue Prologue Here comes the result for the Writing competition of October 2013. Zip file containing all entries, given at bottom [...]

[Result] November Writing Competition + Revision notes for everyone: culture, geography resources, bitcoins, bilateral and more

Prologue Platinum And the winners are Gold Silver Bronze Optional subject/Misc. Download link Epilogue Prologue Here comes the result for the Writing competition of November 2013. Zip file containing all entries, given at bottom of this page. Thanks to the entries received over these [...]

[Download] History Textbooks of Tamilnadu State Education Board for Culture, World History, Ancient, Medieval, Freedom struggle

This article will make more sense, after you’ve read the first article on  [GS1] Culture Answerkey-Analysis of Mains-2013 Exam. Click ME. Given the way Culture portion was asked in that exam, Tamilnadu state education board books are more useful than the (new) NCERTs, because Two [...]