UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Consider the following statements about North-Indian music forms.
    1. Ghoomar is basically a community dance for males and performed during marriages.
    2. Dhumhal is mainly the men folk of Wattal, who perform this dance on specific occasions.
    3. Dhamyal is the folk dance of Haryana can be performed by men alone as well as with women,
    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] Ghoomar is a traditional as well as an enthusiastic folk dance of Rajasthan. Ghoomar or Ghumar was basically developed by the Bhil tribe and was adopted by other Rajasthani communities. The Ghoomar dance is a particularly a women's dance and performed by the women for exclusively ladies gatherings. Dhamyal, the folk dance of Haryana is known as the 'Dhamyal' or the 'Duph'. The dance can be performed by men alone as well as with women. The Duph, after which the dance form is anmed, is a circular drum, played nimbly by the male dancers, as they dance.

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