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IASbaba’s TLP – 2017 : UPSC Mains General Studies Questions [13th Sep, 2017]- Day 48

  • September 13, 2017
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IASbaba’s TLP – 2017 : UPSC Mains General Studies Questions [13th Sep, 2017]- Day 48

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Welcome to Day 48 of TLP Phase II. Please understand that the next 12 weeks are not meant to test your knowledge. Most of you are giving your first attempt and its really important for you to self assess yourself over the fundamentals of various subjects. And even if you have appeared for CSM before, it is always desirable to brush up your basics before you go on to attempt highly analytical and thought provoking questions asked by UPSC. TLP Phase I was designed precisely for that. Moving on to Phase II, we will cover all possible issues of contemporary importance as well as touching upon various aspects of static subjects.

Please be sincere and regular in this phase of your preparation because what you build here will become the foundation of phase II of TLP.


1. The revival of the ancient seat of learning, Nalanda University, by the Indian government is a landmark event in Indian cultural history. Provide an account of the salient features of the architecture, literary and educational significance of the ancient Nalanda University.


2. What is the Gharana System in Hindustani style of music? Explain with the help of suitable examples. Is there a similar tradition in Carnatic style of music? Examine.


3. For decades, Indian cinema has served as a mirror of the Indian socio-political scenario. Do you agree? Substantiate with the help of suitable examples.


4. India has a rich tradition of folk dance. Discuss the common themes and occasion of folk dance forms in India. Take at least four examples for illustration.


5. Discuss the significance of Bodhgaya and Sarnath as the hearth of Buddhist spiritual learnings.


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