Questions – GS I-Section I

Dear friends,

As continuation of GS I initiative . We hope you were able to finish the particular sections and chapters mentioned in our previous post.

Here is the link to details of the initiative –

http://upsctree.com/2015/11/15/gs-i-initiative/

Questions to be answered :-(Max 150-200 Words)

  • What is the difference between civilization and culture ? What are the characteristics that defines a culture ? What do you understand by cultural heritage, give few examples?

 

  • “India was a secular country long before our constitution came in to being  and Ahimsa was a norm long before Gandhi” . In this context evaluate Ashoka’s contribution towards Indian society, culture and constitution.

 

  • From National flag to National Emblem, From Preamble of constitution to Fundamental duties – India has imprints of Ashoka all over it. He was relevant then , he is relevant now .Elucidate.

 

  • What are the similarities and dissimilarities of Maurya age and Gupta age in terms of society, culture, religion, administration and status of women.

 

  • The Indo-islamic architecture was as much Indian as it was Persian .Discuss.

 

  • The tenets of Buddhism can be put to use to resolve moral crisis.Discuss with modern context.

 

 

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By | 2015-11-19T18:13:26+00:00 November 19th, 2015|History of India|11 Comments
  • prashi

    sir as a working person please extend the time to cover syllabus… please time which u give is very less its possible for only full time student/….

    • You can submit by Sunday Evening. Hope that is fine.

  • bodhisatva

    feeling ashamed on my apart. could you provide a bit extra time..?? as i came to know about GS 1 initiative..regrets

    • You can submit by Sunday Evening. Hope that is fine.

  • Arun

    Please extend the time

    • You can submit by Sunday Evening. Hope that is fine.

      • bodhisatva

        THANK YOU!!!

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  • bodhisatva

    Ques.1 What is the difference between civilization and culture ? What are the characteristics that defines a culture ? What do you understand by cultural heritage, give few examples?

    ans:- Culture is an ideal pattern of behaviour and thus it is a way that an individual and a group lives, think. feel and organize themselves while civilization is a better way of living, organizing society economically and politically better for improved life conditions. Thus culture is an inner refinement while civilization and outward arrangement.
    Culture may be characterized by :-
    1. Culture is ideational as it expects a person to follow a certain behaviour.
    2. Culture is ever changing.
    3. Culture with the process of assimilation of knowledge enriches itself.
    4. Culture is learned, acquired and shared by social interactions.
    The values of culture that are transmitted from one generation to other are the cultural heritage. These include arts.like paintings, dances, literature- folk or tribal, secular or religious or they may be architectural monuments like temples or forts, tombs or inscribed pillars.

    • bodhisatva

      Please review and suggest as this is my ever answer.. how can i improve..thank you

    • Its good and apt. catches the theme of the question.Keep writing for others.