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IASbaba’s Think Learn Perform (TLP – Phase 1) 2022 – UPSC Mains Answer Writing General Studies Paper 1 Questions [31st January, 2022] – Day 1

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  • January 31, 2022
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1. You and your friends decided to take a cultural trip across India. In your incredible journey, you visited three important cities – Varanasi, Ujjain, and Rameshwaram. In all these cities, temples were the main attraction for your group. Please describe the differences you would have noticed in the design and architecture of the temples belonging to these cities? (10 Marks)

आपने और आपके दोस्तों ने पूरे भारत में एक सांस्कृतिक यात्रा करने का फैसला किया है। अपनी अविश्वसनीय यात्रा में, आपने तीन महत्वपूर्ण शहरों – वाराणसी, उज्जैन और रामेश्वरम का दौरा किया। इन सभी शहरों में मंदिर आपके समूह के मुख्य आकर्षण थे। कृपया उन अंतरों का वर्णन करें जिन्हें आपने इन शहरों के मंदिरों के डिजाइन और वास्तुकला में देखा होगा?


2. When your friend from the US visits you in India, she is mesmerized to see the Kathakali dance performed by local dancers of Kerala. She is wondering as to what do the colours of the face make up mean and what the premise of the dance is. How would you explain these to her? Discuss. (10 Marks)

जब आपकी यूएस की दोस्त भारत में आपसे मिलने आती है, तो वह केरल के स्थानीय नर्तकों द्वारा किए गए कथकली नृत्य को देखकर मंत्रमुग्ध हो जाती है। वह सोच रही है कि चेहरे के रंगों का क्या मतलब है और नृत्य का आधार क्या है। आप उसे ये कैसे समझाएंगे? चर्चा करें।


3. Have you ever thought about the lifestyle of the people belonging to the Harappa civilisation? If you were to describe their customs, values and daily life, what would be the most important elements of your description? Comment. (15 Marks)

क्या आपने कभी हड़प्पा सभ्यता के लोगों की जीवन शैली के बारे में सोचा है? यदि आप उनके रीति-रिवाजों, मूल्यों और दैनिक जीवन का वर्णन करें, तो आपके विवरण के सबसे महत्वपूर्ण तत्व क्या होंगे? टिप्पणी करें।


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