Indian Culture, Art and Heritage by Devdutt Pattanaik
Culture refers to the accumulation of knowledge, beliefs, values, religion, and material possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations. In cultural studies, we survey people’s food, clothing and shelter preferences, their belief and value systems, rituals and customs. Culture is often expressed through art – tangible (literature, fine arts, sculptures, fashion, architecture, coins, pots, carvings, etc.) and intangible (performing arts, music, dance and theatre) forms. As humans, our obligation lies with the conservation of Heritage in order to take it forward.
This book signifies the amalgamation of these three elements – Culture, Art and Heritage – and their result on the revitalization of the Indian society from its inception. This book has been designed to accommodate the Civil services aspirants.
Indian Culture, Art and Heritage
भारतीय संस्कृति, कला, एवं विरासत
Devdutt has been writing on the relevance of mythology in modern times. Trained in medicine, he worked in the healthcare and pharma industries for 15 years before diving full time into his passion. He has authored 50 books and 1000 columns. Several of them are bestsellers. In mainstream media, he is well-known for his TED talks, TV show 'Devlok', and innovative views on culture, leadership, and Indian approach to management. To start a new chapter in his life, he is now sharing his expertise on Indian culture, art and heritage with the world.
Unique Structure to aid understanding and memorization:
- 64 topics grouped under 3 main headings and 10 sub-headings
- Mapping of culture, arts, heritage to history (time) and geography (space)
- Over 250 story-telling images and 100 tables
- More than 200 examination-based questions
Content framed on contemporary and future geopolitical realities includes:
- Contemporary Topics: People, The Indian Home, LGBTQ, Women
- Themes in vogue: How Politics and Economics shape Culture
- Stress on Media: Storytelling, Oral and Written Traditions, Photography, Cinema, Radio, Television, Internet and Social Media comparison with World Cultures
- Connecting idea to design, myth to tradition, culture, civilization, art, and heritage
Indian Polity by Sri Ram Srirangam and Rohit Deo Jha
Indian Polity is an ever-evolving subject. It's a mix of constitutional Amendments, changes in the government and Judicial rulings, making the subject dynamic and prone to changes. Indian Polity for UPSC aspirants holds much significance, including both static and vital topics.
This book addresses the needs of UPSC aspirants by covering all topics – the Indian Constitution, its sources and Amendments, Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties and Acts related to it, Election Commission and Schedules.
Sri Ram Srirangam is the founder and Proprietor of SRIRAM’s IAS, one of the most popular and successful UPSC Coaching Institute of Delhi. He has pursued his post-graduation from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). His institute is a pioneer in providing coaching to Civil Services aspirants for more than three decades now.
Compendium of Schedules, Parts and Articles
All dynamic topics are updated and covered thoroughly
Inclusion of Important Judicial Rulings
Fact Checkboxes added to every Chapter highlighting key concepts
Other Pearson Titles for UPSC aspirants
Indian Constitution and Indian Polity
Physical Geography in Diagrams
CSAT Paper 2
Science and Technology
Governance in India Basics and Beyond
General Studies Paper 1 (Volume 1-6)