About the bookIndian Culture, Art and Heritage: An Illustrated journey is written specially for the aspirants of Civil Services Examinations and State Services Examinations. This book delves deep into various facets of Indian art and culture. It is divided into four parts containing 18 chapters and 12 appendices. Part A includes visual arts like architecture, iconography, pottery traditions, etc. Part B is related to performing arts like different dance forms, music, martial arts in India, theatre arts, etc. Part C provides insights on miscellaneous aspects of Indian culture and deals with topics like universities in India, religion, philosophy, language and literature, etc. The appendices enrich the text with a wide array of topics related to art and culture like, fairs and festivals, eras, legal provisions related to culture, coinage, etc. A comprehensive glossary is also provided at the end. The objective of this book is to simplify the complex concepts of culture through illustrations, tables, line diagrams and flowcharts. The book focuses on three aspects of relevance, comprehensiveness and potential UPSC questions.Key Features:- Based on requirements of the new pattern and syllabus of the UPSC Explanation of lndian art and culture through illustrations Separate chapters based on iconography, pottery tradition and handicraft s Discussion of topics in bullet points to facilitate easy understanding Keynote boxes to cover important topics Incorporation of latest developments related to art and culture Topic-wise discussion of previous years' questions asked in Civil Services Preliminary ExaminationsAbout the AuthorAlok S Jha is Director of the Accord Administrative Institute (AAI), an institution dedicated to provide quality education in the discourse of civil service preparation. He has been teaching in reputed coaching institutes of Delhi for the last eight years. He has a wide range of experience in guiding aspirants of civil services examinations on subjects like history and Indian culture. He was the founder member of Expert Brain, a team of mentors for the Civil Services Examinations.
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