Important Questions of Indian Culture

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Indian Culture 

Indian culture is one of the oldest known cultures of humanity. Although it is very difficult to cater the unique and vast cultural heritage of India still an attempt has been made to cover some of the most important relevant areas of Indian culture. 

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The important Sections are as follows:

(A) Literature

(B) Dance

(C) Music

(D) Architecture 

Literature:

The literature of India is one the oldest literature in the world. Here is the collection of some of the famous works on Indian literature.

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Book

Author

1.

Ramayana

Valmiki

2.

Mahabharata

Veda Vyas

3.

Ramcharit Manas

Tulsidas

4.

Ashtadhyayi

Panini

5.

Abhigyan Shakuntalam

Kalidas

6.

Meghdoot

Kalidas

7.

Vikmovarshiyan

Kalidas

8.

Ritusamhar

Kalidas

9.

Mrichchkatika

Shudraka

10.

Geetgovinda

Jayadeva

11.

Arthashastra

Kautilaya

12.

Ratnavali

Harsha

13.

Kamasutra

Vatsyayan

14.

Svapnavasavdattam

Bhaasa

15.

Manusmriti

Manu

16.

Ananda Math

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

17.

Devdas

Sharat Chandra Chatterjee

18.

Gitanjali

Rabindranath Tagore

19.

Gita Rahasya

B.G. Tilak

20.

Harsha Charita

Banabhatt

21.

Kadambari

Banabhatt

22.

Kamayani

Jai Shankar Prasad

23.

Mudra RAkshas

Vishakhadutta

24.

Panchatantra

Vishnu Sharma

25.

Satyartha Prakash

Swami Dayananda Saraswati

26.

Mitakshara

Vignaneshwara

Dance: Important and famous dances on India: Broadly the dance can be classified into two types, viz, classical dance and folk dance.

Famous classical dance of India

1.Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Chariarkoothu, Ottum, Thull: These are the famous dance forms that belong to Kerala, Pallavi Krishnan, and Bharti Shivaji are the famous exponents of Mohiniattam form of dance. Madavoor, Vasudevan Nair is a famous exponent of Kathakali form of dance.

2. Bharatanatyam: This is a famous dance form that belongs t Tamil Nadu. The famous exponents of this dance form are Yamini Krishnamurthy, Padma Subramanyam, Mallika Sarabhai.

3. Kuchipudi: This dance form belongs to Andhra Pradesh. The famous exponents of this dance form are Raja and Radha Reddy (duo), Yamini Krishnamurthy, Mallika Sarabhai.

4. Odissi: This dance form belongs t Orissa. The famous exponents of this dance form are late Kelucharan Mahapatra, Sonal Man Singh.

5. Kathak: This is a dance form that belongs to Uttar Pradesh. The famous exponents of this dance form are Birjoo Maharaj, Uma Sharma.

6. Manipuri: This is a famous dance form of Manipur

7. Yakshagana: This is a famous dance form of Karnataka.

Important Folk Dance of India

1. Jatra: This a famous folk-dance form of West Bengal.

2. Kolattam: This is a folk-dance form that belongs to Kerala.

3. Bhangra: This is a famous folk-dance form of Punjab.

4. Nautanki: This is a famous folk-dance form of Uttar Pradesh.

5. Dandiya Ras and Garba: These are the famous folk-dance forms of Gujarat.

6. Tamasha: This is a famous folk-dance form of Maharashtra.

7. Fagun and Jata Jatin: These are the folk-dance forms of Bihar.

8.  Macha: This is a folk-dance form of Madhya Pradesh.

9. Ankia Nat and Bihu: These are the famous folk-dance forms of Assam.

Music:

Famous and Important music artists of India and their associated disciplines


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Musician

Related Quality

1.

Pt. Bhimsen Joshi

Hindustani Vocalist

2.

Pt. Jasraj

Hindustani Vocalist

3.

Late M.S. Subbu Lakshmi

Famous Carnatic Vocalist

4.

Allauddin Khan

Hindustani Vocalist

5.

Bade Gulam Ali Khan

Hindustani Vocalist

6.

Basavaraj Raj guru

Hindustani Vocalist

7.

Dr. M. Balmuralikrishan

Carnatic Vocalist

8.

D.K. Pattamal

Carnatic Vocalist

9.

K.J. Yesudas:

Carnatic Vocalist

10.

Late Gangubal Hangai

Hindustan Vocalist

11.

Parveen Sultana

Hindustan Vocalist

12.

Rajan and Sajan Mishra

Hindustan Vocalist

13.

Kishori Amonkar

Hindustan Vocalist

Famous and Important musical instrumentalists of India

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Musical Instrument

Artist

1.

Sitar

Pandit Ravi Shankar, Debu Chaudhary, Annapurna Devi, Anoushka Shankar

2.

Flute

Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Jayantha Banerjee

3.

Violin

 N. Rajam, P.L. Pawar

4.

Sarod

Amjad Ali Kihan, Ali Akbar Khan, Aman And Ayaan Ali Bangish, Sharan Rani

5.

Shehnai

Bismillah Khan, Shailesh Bhagat, Anat Lal

6.

Tabla

Shafat Ahmed Khan, Kishan Maharaj, Late Allah Rakha, Ustad Zakir Hussain

7.

Santoor

Bhajan Sopori, Shiv Kumar Sharma

Other

(a)

Mohan Veena

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

(b)

Sarangi

Ram Narayan

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