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Classical and Folk Dances of India
Classical Dance State
Question Answer
Bharat Natyam Tamilnadu
Kathakali Kerala
Mohini Attam Kerala
Odissi Orissa
Kuchipudi Andhra Pradesh
Manipuri Manipur
Kathak North India mainly U.P.
Sattriya Assam
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Folk Dances State
Question Answer
Jhumar Rajasthan
Garba Gujarat
Giddha Punjab
Bhangra Punjab
Yakshagana Karnataka
Mayurbhanj Chau Orissa
Purulia Chau West Bengal
Tamasha Maharashtra
Lavani Maharashtra
KalbeliaRajasthan
Bihu Assam
Kachhi Ghodhi Rajasthan
Rouff Jammu and Kashmir
Raut Nach Chhattisgarh
Karakattam Tamil Nadu
Hojagiri Tripura
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Performing Art/Dance Form Persons Associated

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Kathak Birju Maharaj, Gopi Krishan, Shambu Maharaj, Sitara Devi, Prerna Shrimali, Ms. Sunayana Hazarilal, Kumudini Lakhia
Bharat Natyam T. Balasaraswati, Rukmini Devi Arundale, Yamini Krishnamurti, Vaijayantimala, Ananda Shankar Jayant, C.V. Chandrasekhar, Guru (Ms.) M.K. Saroja, Shanta and VP Dhananjayan
Manipuri Amubi Singh, Bino Devi, Rajkumar Singhajit Singh
Mohini Attam Smt. Kalamandalam Kshemavathy Pavithran, Dr. (Smt) Kanak Rele
Chhau Makar Dhwaja Darogha, Pt Gopal Prasad Dubey
Odissi Kelucharan Mahapatra, Sonal Mansingh, Geeta Mahalik, Dr. Minati Mishra
Kathakali PK Kunju Kurup, Kalamandalam Rajan, Madavur Vasudevan Nair, Kalamandalam Gopi, Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair
Kuchipudi Raja Reddy, Radha Reddy, Vyjayanti Kashi, Vempati Chinna Satyam
Yakshagana Ramachandra Subraya Hegde Chittani
Sattriya Ghanakanta Bora Borbayan
Koodiyattam Ammannur Madhava Chakyar
Pandavani Teejan Bai
Kalbelia Gulabo Sapera
Creative Dance/Choreography Uday Shankar
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Name Profession
Question Answer
Raja Ravi Varma Amrita Sher-gil Nandlal Bose Binod Behari Mukherjee M.F. Hussain Painter
Satish Gujral PainterPainter, Sculptor, Architect
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Ramkinkar Baiz Chintamoni Kar Dhanraj Bhagat :Sculptor
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Raghunath Mohapatra Architect and Sculptor
V. Ganapati Sthapati Sculptor and Temple Architect
K. Shankar Pillai R.K. Laxman Mario Miranda Cartoonist
Homi Vyarawalla Photojournalist
Raghu Rai Photographer
Sudarshan Pattnaik Sand Artist
Baua Devi Madhubani Artist
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Name Nationality Popular Works

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Leornado da Vinci Italy The Last Supper, Mona Lisa, The Vitruvian Man, Adoration of the Magi, The Baptism of Christ
Michel Angelo Italy The Last Judgement, Pieta, David, Sistine Chapel ceiling
Raphael Sanzio Italy Transfiguration, The Marriage of the Virgin, Resurrection of Christ, La belle jardinière, The Sistine Madonna, Madonna and Child with the Book
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn The Netherlands The Night Watch, The Return of the Prodigal Son, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, The Blinding of Samson, The Three Trees
Claude Oscar Monet France Impression, Sunrise, Woman with a Parasol, Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies, Garden at Sainte-Adresse
Vincent van Gogh The Netherlands Starry Nights, Sunflowers, Bedroom in Aires, Potrait of Dr. Gachet, The Potato Eaters
Pablo Picasso Spain Guernica, The Old Blind Guitarist, The Weeping Woman
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Artists of India and their paintings

Painter/Artist Famous Work
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Raja Ravi Varma Hamsa Damyanti, Shakuntala, Arjuna and Subhadra
Nihal Chand Bani Thani, Dipavalika
Syed Hyder Raja Saurashtra
Amrita Shergil Young Girls, Bride's Toilet, Village Scene
Tyeb Mehta Mahishasura
Raqib Shaw The Garden of Earthly Delights
Francis Newton Souza Birth, Balzac Etcetera
Binod Behari Mukherjee Villagers
Subodh Gupta Saat Samundar Paar
Arpita Singh Wish Dream
Jamini Roy Mother and Child, Krishna and Balarama, Warrior King
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Musical Instrument Person
Question Answer
Santoor Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma, Bhajan Sopori
Flute Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pannalal Ghosh
Tabla Zakir Hussain, Allah Rakha, Sabir Khan, Pt. Kishan Maharaj, Pt. Jnan Prakash Ghosh, Sandeep Das
Sarod Allauddin Khan, Ali Akbar Khan, Amjad Ali Khan, Buddhadev Das Gupta
Shehnai Bismillah Khan, Krishna Ram Chaudhary, Ali Ahmad Hussain
Sitar Pt Ravi Shankar, Shahid Parvez Khan, Budhaditya Mukherjee, Anushka Shankar
Saarangi Shakoor Khan, Pt Ram Narayan, Ramesh Mishra, Sultan Khan
Veena Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, Ayyagari Syamasundaram, Doraiswamy Iyengar
Rudra Veena Asad Ali Khan
Mohan Veena Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhat (inventor of Mohan Veena)
Violin M.S. Gopalakrishnan, Smt M. Rajam, N.R. Muralidharan, M. Chandrasekharan, V.G. Jog, Lalgudi Jayaraman
Ghatam T.H. Vinayakram, E.M. Subramaniam
Mridangam K.V. Prasad, S.V. Rajarao, Umalayapuram Sivaraman
Mandolin U Srinivas
Pakhawaj Totaram Sharma
Surbahaar Annapurna Devi
Guitar Braj Bhushan Kabra
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Ambubachi Mela Annual Kamakhya Temple, Assam Assamese month 'Ahaar'

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Baneshwar Fair Annual Dungarpur Mahadev Temple, Rajasthan February
Chandrabahaga Fair Annual Jhalarapatan, Jhalawar, Rajasthan Kartik month (October-November)
Gangasagar Fair Annual Gangasagar Island, West Bengal January - February
Kumbh Mela Twelve years Nasik, Ujjain, Allahabad, Haridwar Varies according to star position
Pushkar Fair Annual Pushkar, Rajasthan Kartik (Oct - Nov)
Sonepur Cattle Fair Annual Sonepur at the confluence of Ganga and Gandak, Bihar Kartik month (Oct - Nov)
Nauchandi Fair Annual Meerut, U.P. For 1 month, starting second day after Holi
Surajkund Handicrafts Mela Annual Surajkund in Faridabad, Haryana 1 to 15 February
Thrissur Pooram Annual Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur, Kerala Malayalam month 'Medam'
Medaram Jatara or Sammakka Saralamma Jatara Annual Medaram in Warangal, Telangana January - February
Madhavpur Mela Annual Madhavpur Ghed in Porbander (Guj) March-April (for 5 days from Ramnavami)
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. Tradition of Vedic Chanting 2008
Question Answer
2. Ramlila, the traditional performance of Ramayana 2008
3. Kutiyattam, Sanskrit Theatre 2008
4. Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, India 2009
5. Navroj* 2009
6. Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of Kerala 2010
7. Kalbelia folk songs and dances of Rajasthan 2010
8. Chhau dance 2010
9. Buddhist chanting of Ladakh 2012
10. Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur 2013
11. Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab 2014
12. Yoga 2016
13. Kumbh Mela 2017
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Point to remember Name of the Film
Question Answer
First Indian indigenous film Raja Harishchandra (1913)
First Indian talkie (film with sound) Alam Ara (1931)
First Indian colour film Kisan Kanya (1937)
First Indian Sanskrit film Adi Shankarcharya (1983)
First Indian 3D film Kutti Chetan (1984)
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Directors of Famous Indian Films
Name of the Film Director
Question Answer
Raja Harishchandra Dada Saheb Phalke
Alam Ara Ardeshar Irani
Mughal-e-azam K Asif
Mother India Mehboob Khan
Pather Panchali Satyajit Ray
Shatranj ke Khiladi Satyajit Ray
Do beegha zameen Bimal Roy
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First Recipients of Film Awards
Award Recipient
Question Answer
1st winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award Devika Rani (1969)
1st winner of Filmfare best actor award Dilip Kumar
1st winner of Filmfare best actress award Meena Kumari
1st Hindi film to win the National film Award Mirza Ghalib (1954)
1st film to win the Best Film Academy Award (Oscar) Wings (1927-28)
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Academy Awards — Indian Winners
Points to remember
Question Answer
First Indian film to be nominated for Academy Award (Oscar) in Best Foreign Language Film category Mother India
First Indian to win an Academy Award (Oscar) in the Competitive category Bhanu Athaiya in 1982 for Custume Design in Gandhi
Indian director who won the Lifetime Achievement Academy Award Satyajit Ray in 1992
Indian music director to win the Academy Award for best original score AR Rahman in 2009 for Slumdog Millionaire
Indian music director and lyricist to win the Academy Award for best original song AR Rahman and Gulzar in 2009 for Slumdog Millionaire
First Indian to win the Academy Award for best sound mixing Resul Pookutty in 2009 for Slumdog Millionaire
Three Indian films have been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category so far 1. Mother India, 2. Salaam Bombay and 3. Lagaan
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