UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Consider the following statements about Indian folk music.                              
    1. Lavani is a popular folk form of Maharashtra and the dance format associated with it known Tamasha.                                                                             
    2. Nattupura Pattu is a Tamil folk music consists of Gramathisai (village folk muaic) and Gana (urban folk music), also sung in Rajasthan.                                                            
    3. The female dance of Punjab region is known as Giddha.                                   
    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] Lavani comes from the word Lavanya which means beauty. This is one of the most popular form of dance and music that is practised all over Maharashtra. It has in fact become a necessary part of the Maharashtrian folk dance performances. Traditionally, the songs are sung by female artists, but male artists may occasionally sing Lavanis. The dance format associated with Lavani is known as Tamasha. Nattupura Pattu originated in Tamil, the folk music consists of Gramathisai i.e. village folk music and Gana i.e. urban folk music. Giddha is Punjab's most famous folk dance for women. In Giddha, the women enact verses called bolus, folk poetry. and dance. The subject matter of these bolis induce everything from arguments with the father-in-law to politics affairs. The dance rhythm is set by the dhols and the distinctive handclaps of the dancers. These days, people associate Giddha with Bhangra.

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