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44 44  //Main Page: [[Indian Philosophy>>doc:unionpublicservicecommission:CSM.GS1.Culture.Philosophy.WebHome]]//
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46 -[[image:Main.Union-Public-Service-Commission.CSM.GS1.Culture.Philosophy.WebHome@Indian-Philosophy-Icon.svg||queryString="width=75&height=75" height="75" width="75" style="float:left"]]Philosophy has been a part of general attitude of Indian society. Though it remained closely connected with religion, yet it maintained the required objectivity to be called as a philosophy. The theories of syatvaad, kshanikvaad and the vedantic traditions have been maintaining great influence on populace of Indian subcontinent.
46 +[[image:CSM.GS1.Culture.Philosophy.WebHome@Indian-Philosophy-Icon.svg||queryString="width=75&height=75" height="75" style="float:left" width="75"]]Philosophy has been a part of general attitude of Indian society. Though it remained closely connected with religion, yet it maintained the required objectivity to be called as a philosophy. The theories of syatvaad, kshanikvaad and the vedantic traditions have been maintaining great influence on populace of Indian subcontinent.
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48 48  This chapter will survey all the important theories and thinkers of six major orthodox Hindu philosophies along with four other heterodox schools.
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62 62  //Main Page: //[[//Dances of India//>>doc:unionpublicservicecommission:CSM.GS1.Culture.Dances.WebHome]]
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64 -(% style="color:#222222; font-family:sans-serif" %)[[image:Main.Union-Public-Service-Commission.CSM.GS1.Culture.Dances.WebHome@Dances-in-India-Icon.svg||queryString="width=75&height=75" alt="Dances in India Icon" height="75" width="75" style="float:left"]]India has had a **long romance with the art of dance**. The Indian art of dance as taught in these ancient books, according to Ragini Devi, is the **expression of inner beauty and the divine** in man. In addition to the formal arts of [[Classical dances>>doc:unionpublicservicecommission:CSM.GS1.Culture.Classical-Dances.WebHome]], Indian regions have a strong free form, **folksy** dance tradition.
64 +(% style="color:#222222; font-family:sans-serif" %)[[image:CSM.GS1.Culture.Dances.WebHome@Dances-in-India-Icon.svg||queryString="width=75&height=75" alt="Dances in India Icon" height="75" style="float:left" width="75"]]India has had a **long romance with the art of dance**. The Indian art of dance as taught in these ancient books, according to Ragini Devi, is the **expression of inner beauty and the divine** in man. In addition to the formal arts of [[Classical dances>>doc:unionpublicservicecommission:CSM.GS1.Culture.Classical-Dances.WebHome]], Indian regions have a strong free form, **folksy** dance tradition.
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66 66  (% style="color:#222222; font-family:sans-serif" %)**This chapter** will present you the wonderful tradition of dances in India.
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78 78  //Main Page: [[Music>>doc:unionpublicservicecommission:CSM.GS1.Culture.Music.WebHome]]//
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80 -(% style="color:#222222; font-family:sans-serif" %)[[image:Main.Union-Public-Service-Commission.CSM.GS1.Culture.Music.WebHome@Indian-Music.svg||queryString="width=75&height=75" alt="Indian Music Icon" height="75" width="75" style="float:left"]]Music is an integral part of India's culture. **Natyasastra**, a 2000-year-old Sanskrit text, describes five systems of taxonomy to **classify musical instruments**. One of these ancient Indian systems classifies musical instruments into **four groups according to four primary sources of vibration**: strings, membranes, cymbals, and air.
80 +(% style="color:#222222; font-family:sans-serif" %)[[image:CSM.GS1.Culture.Music.WebHome@Indian-Music.svg||queryString="width=75&height=75" alt="Indian Music Icon" height="75" style="float:left" width="75"]]Music is an integral part of India's culture. **Natyasastra**, a 2000-year-old Sanskrit text, describes five systems of taxonomy to **classify musical instruments**. One of these ancient Indian systems classifies musical instruments into **four groups according to four primary sources of vibration**: strings, membranes, cymbals, and air.
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82 82  (% style="color:#222222; font-family:sans-serif" %)The oldest preserved examples of Indian music are the melodies of the **Samaveda** (1000 BC) that are still sung in certain Vedic Śrauta sacrifices; this is the earliest account of Indian musical hymns.
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92 92  //Main Page: Painting in India//
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94 -[[image:Main.Union-Public-Service-Commission.CSM.GS1.Culture.Painting.WebHome@Indian-Painting-Icon.svg||queryString="width=75&height=75" alt="Painting Icon" height="75" width="75" style="float:left"]]From the temple paintings to the ornamental streaks of many modern painters, painting is an art which changed course at many junctures of time. A journey from petroglyphs to murals to miniature paintings changed the styles but not the importance and sheer beauty of painting.
94 +[[image:CSM.GS1.Culture.Painting.WebHome@Indian-Painting-Icon.svg||queryString="width=75&height=75" alt="Painting Icon" height="75" style="float:left" width="75"]]From the temple paintings to the ornamental streaks of many modern painters, painting is an art which changed course at many junctures of time. A journey from petroglyphs to murals to miniature paintings changed the styles but not the importance and sheer beauty of painting.
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96 96  This topic will be presented in much graphical way as possible to make it a joy to learn.
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108 108  //Main Page: //[[//Architecture in India//>>doc:unionpublicservicecommission:CSM.GS1.Culture.Architecture.WebHome]]
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110 -[[image:Main.Union-Public-Service-Commission.CSM.GS1.Culture.Architecture.WebHome@Architecture-of-India-Icon.svg||queryString="width=75&height=75" height="75" width="75" style="float:left"]]Indian architecture encompasses a multitude of expressions over space and time, constantly absorbing new ideas. The result is an evolving range of architectural production that nonetheless retains a certain amount of continuity across history.
110 +[[image:CSM.GS1.Culture.Architecture.WebHome@Architecture-of-India-Icon.svg||queryString="width=75&height=75" height="75" style="float:left" width="75"]]Indian architecture encompasses a multitude of expressions over space and time, constantly absorbing new ideas. The result is an evolving range of architectural production that nonetheless retains a certain amount of continuity across history.
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112 112  India is home to the earliest remains of architectural wonders like the Indus valley civilization and later granduous town plannings. The traditional system of Vaastu Shastra serves as India's version of Feng Shui, influencing town planning, architecture, and ergonomics.
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