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4) To and Indian folk artist, art is a lifestyle, woven into his or her many festivals & rituals. Discuss with examples.(250 words)

Topic-  salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

4) To and Indian folk artist, art is a lifestyle, woven into his or her many festivals & rituals. Discuss with examples.(250 words)


Directive word

Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to discuss about folk art in India in detail and along with proper examples illustrate its connection with the festivals and rituals of the artist.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the  folk art in India. E.g mention the fields in which folk art is practised- paintings, music, dance, martial arts etc. and also the diversity of those arts across the country.


  1. Discuss the relationship of tribal and folk art with the festivals and rituals of the artist/ region. E.g mention their relationship with the agricultural seasons- sowing season, harvesting season; household ceremonies of marriage, birth; worship/ reverence for nature; religious occasions and sorships etc.
  2. Give examples of some prominent folk arts and illustrate your discussion held above. E.g
  3. Madhubani art of Bihar- predominantly reflects images from the epic story of the Ramayana. Prayer and meditation accompany the successful execution of a painting. Madhubani tattoos are a tradition of the Banjaras of Bihar, which began as a form of protection for the girls during the Mughal invasion.
  4. Warli artists are animists living in the rugged part of the isolated Sahyadri range. Their traditional art forms were in the past restricted to images of the mother-goddess and can be traced back to the Neolithic period. Their Tarpa dance reflects the cooperation of the villagers as they join hands and sway in quick circles to the steady bass drone of a wind instrument called the tarpa.
  5. Pattachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha. Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, and is manifested by rich colourful application, creative motifs and designs, and portrayal of simple themes, mostly mythological in depiction etc.

Conclusion- based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.