Indian Culture and Heritage: Art as Culture

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What is considered a valuable heritage in the culture of the people?

Sculpture

During which ancient civilization did sculpture in India make progress?

Indus Valley Civilization

Which civilization provided extensive patronage to the art of sculpture in India?

Mauryas

What did Indian artists and scholars find to have a tremendous influence on sculpture?

Religion

What is the earliest specimen of ancient Indian sculpture?

Terracotta objects from the Harappan civilization

Art is a valuable heritage in the culture of the people. When one speaks of art one generally means the visual arts including sculpture, architecture and ______

painting

Sculpture especially as an art form made progress during the Indus Valley Civilization and this form of art was given extensive patronage by the Mauryas, Satavahanas, Kushanas, Guptas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Cholas, Pallavas etc. This art still continues to thrive in contemporary ______

India

The Indian artists, scholars found out that there was tremendous influence of ______

religion

The bronze statue of a dancing girl discovered at Mohenjodaro with her hand on her hip, standing on her right leg and raising her left leg in front, is a masterpiece of the Indus ______

sculpture

These show a high degree of ______

development

Explore the significance of art as a valuable heritage in Indian culture, with a focus on sculpture, architecture, and painting. Delve into the historical progression of sculpture in India, and its profound expression of the people and their land.

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