Topic: salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
3) While folk music and dance in India share common themes and concerns, there is a wide variety of forms. Comment.
NCERT Class 11, Introduction to Art and culture
Why this question
Folk music and dance form an integral part of Indian culture and they present themselves in a wide variety of forms. The diversity can be seen even among different communities. However, they shared common themes and concerns, Indian in character. The question is related to GS-1 syllabus under the following heading- salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants to know, whether folk music and dance in India share common themes and concerns or not. If yes/ no, then justify your answer by arguments/ facts.
Comment- we have to take a stand over the given statement. Then we have justify our stand by presenting facts/ arguments/ examples.
Structure of the answer
Introduction- mention how music and dance are inextricably linked to indian culture and life. Also mention your stand.
- discuss in points by giving examples which show that Indian folk music has a wide variety of forms. Eg gidha, ghoomar, tamasha, dandiya, nautanki, lavani etc. briefly describe them individually.
- Discuss in points, how folk music and dance share common themes and concerns. E.g birth, marriage, harvest, seasons etc were the common themes of celebration. Expand your lines.
Conclusion- sum up your arguments and present your conclusion in 1-2 lines.