UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following statements about the evolution of Indian music,                  
    1. Haripala's 'Sangeeta Sudhakara' written in 14th century AD are earliest evidence of classification of
    Carnatic and Hindustani forms.                                                           
    2. Today's Carnatic music is actually said to be originated from the capital city of Deogiri's of Yadava kingdom.                                                                               
    3. Carnatic music flourished under the Vifayanagara Empire of king Krishnadevaraya.         
    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: D

    Solution :

    .[d] The evolution of Indian music saw the emergence of two different sub systems as Hindustani and Carnatic music. In Haripala's 'Sangeeta Sudhakara' written in 14th century AD we find the terms 'Carnatic' and 'Hindustani'. It is said that the South Indian Music, as known today, flourished in Deogiri the capital city of the Yadavas in middle ages. After Muslim invasion of South India, the entire cultural life of city took shelter in Carnatic Empire of Vijayanagara under the reign of Krishnadevaraya.

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