UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Consider the following statements regarding Kathak.
    1. It is originated from Kerala.
    2. The three major schools of Kathak are Jaipur Gharana, Lucknow Gharana and Benaras Gharana.
    3. Birju Maharaj, Malabika Mitra and Sitara Devi are noted dancers of Kathak.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  1 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Kathak is one of eight forms of Indian classical dance. This dance traces origin in North India and is influenced by the Bhakti Movement. Three major schools of Kathak are as follow Jaipur Gharana developed in courts of Kachwaha kings of Jaipur. Lucknow Gharana developed in courts of Nawab of Oudh. Benaras Gharana developed by Janki Prasad.

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