UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-6

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    Consider the following statements regarding the classical Indian dance forms.
    1. Bharatnatyam evolved out of the Devadasi System.
    2. Mohiniattam has only female performers.
    3. As per ancient texts, Nritya and Nritta are two aspects of dance where Nritya refers to pure dance and Nritta to the elements of drama in the dance form.
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  Only 2

    C)  All of these                   

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Bharatnatyam is a popular dance form in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, which evolved out of the Devadasi System South Indian temples. Mohiniattam is a classical dance form from Kerala, which is a solo and only female dance,          Ancient texts in India, consider dance to consist of three aspects Natya, Nritya and Nritta. Natya refers to the dramatic elements in dance, Nritya is essentially expressional, performed specifically to convey the meaning of theme or 33E and Nritta is the pure dance, in which body movements do not express any mood or convey any meaning.               

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