UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Which of the following are not features of Mughal painting?
    1. Had religious themes                        
    2. Devoid of eroticism
    3. Portrayed common people and village life
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  1 and 2            

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Mughal painting is a particular style of South Asian painting, generally confined to miniatures either as book illustrations or as single works to be kept in albums, which emerged from Persian miniature painting, with Indian Hindu, Jain and Buddhist influences and developed largely in the court of the Mughal Empire (16th-19th centuries) and later spread to other Indian courts, both Muslim and Hindu and later Sikh. The origin of Mughal style was a result of synthesis of indigeneous Indian style of painting and the Safavid school of persian painting. Mughal paintings were unique blend of Indian, Persian and Islamic styles. The major features are as follows Based on close observation of nature. Fine and delicate drawing along with calligraphic text descriptions, generally on border. High aesthetic merit and was not devoid of eroticism. Primarily aristocratic and did not portray common people and village life. Mostly secular. So, all of the Statements given in this regard are incorrect.

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