UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2014

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    With reference to the famous Sattriya dance, consider the following statements
    1. Sattriya is a combination of music, dance and drama.
    2. It is a centuries-old living tradition of Vaishnavites of Assam.
    3. It is based on classical Ragas and Talas of devotional songs composed by Tulsidas, Kabir and Mirabai.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  1 and 2

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Exp. [b] Recognised as one of the eight classical dance forms of India, the Sattriya is a dance, drama which evolved in AD 15th century by great Vaishnava saint Mahapurusha Sankaradeva. It encompasses the treasures of centuries-old living tradition of Vaishnavites of Assam. Sattriya dance incorporates different elements from various treatises, local folk dances of Assam.

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