Answer: Three: (in 2000)
Yes, each of these states is a region.
Answer: Telugu is the language spoken in our house. Probably, writing of this language started in ninth century.
Answer: Yes, women do find a place within these stories.
Answer: One example:
Answer: Kathakali is the dance form in which the dancer shows various poses along with singing a religious theme.It is a "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colourful make-up, costumes and face masks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear.
Answer: Because they were recited orally. Their date cannot be confirmed. They were popular in eastern Bengal.
Answer: The temple shown here has a big Shikhara over a big dome while the temple shown in Chapter 2 is in a triangular shape with numerous statues of gods and goddesses shown on the outer walls.
Answer: Manipravalam which literally means “diamonds and corals”, refers to the two languages — Sanskrit and the regional language of Kerala. A book dealing with grammar and poetics – Lilatilakam. was written in Manipravalam.
Answer: The major patrons of Kathak were the Mughal emperors, their nobles, the courts of Rajasthan and Lucknow and the last Nawab of Awadh - Wajid Ali Shah.
Answer: The main architectural features of the temples of Bengal are as under:
Answer: Rulers adopted many methods to preserve their achievements, such as minstrels singing their heroic stories, paintings inscriptions, historical worth, a donation to temples, etc., while Ordinary men and women also painted on pots, walls, floors, cloth. But their work of art did not survive for long.Therefore, we know more about the cultural practices of rulers than about those of ordinary people.
Answer: The conquerors tried to control the temple of Jagannatha at Puri because of the following reasons:
As the temple of Jagannatha at Puri gained importance as a centre of pilgrimage, its authority in social and political matters also increased. Hence, conquerors like the Mughals, the Marathas and the English East India Company tried to establish control over the temple. They felt that this would make their rule acceptable to the local people.
Answer: Temples were built in Bengal by some individuals or groups to house the local deities and, also to demonstrate their power and richness.
Many of the small brick and terracotta temples in Bengal were built with the help of several “low” social groups like the Kolu (oil pressers) and the Kansari (bell metal workers). When local deities, once worshipped in thatched huts in villages, gained the recognition of the Brahmanas, their images began to be housed in temples.
As the European trading companies introduced many new economic opportunities in Bengal, it improved the social and economic status of many families. So, they proclaimed their status through the construction of temples.
Answer: Most Important features of our culture and our region:
(a)For speaking I use English and Telugu.
(b) For reading I use Hindi, Telugu and English
(c) For writing I use Hindi, Telugu and English. Thus, I use different languages for speaking, reading and writing. I really find it interesting because I’m using mother tongue for speaking and while Reading. I’m learning English and I’m practising both my mother tongue and English in writing.
|North: Haryana||Dal, Chapatis (of wheat)||Vegetarian|
|West: Gujarat||Khakra, Dhokla||Vegetarian|
|South: Kerala||Rice, Sambhar and Fish||Vegetarian + Non-vegetarian|
|East: West Bengal||Rice and Fish||Vegetarian + Non-vegetarian|
|Central: Madhya Pradesh||Dal, Chapatis (of wheat)||Vegetarian|
|North: Punjab||Lungi, Kurta and Head gear||Salwar and Kameez|
|West: Rajasthan||Dhoti, Kurta and Pagdi||Lahanga, Saree ,Blouse|
|East: Orissa||Dhoti, Kurta||Saree and Blouse|
|South: Tamil Nadu||Kameez and Lungi||Saree and Blouse|
|Central: Chhattisgarh||Kameez, Dhoti/pant and Trousers||Saree and Blouse|