December 8, 2023

HPAS/Allied Mains Answer Writing Challenge Day 3 : 24-06-2021

HPAS Mains Syllabus General Studies Paper 1 : Major School of Paintings

Question: Compare and Contrast the Mughal and Rajput style of paintings. (8 Marks, 120 words)

Understanding of question:
Directive Compare and Contrast: It is a rhetorical style that discusses the similarities and differences of two or more things: ideas, concepts, items, places, etc.
Introduction Development of Painting in India with special focus on Mughal and Rajput painting
Main Body 


·       Miniature type of painting.

·       Same types of colors (even though Mughals had more variety).

·       Rajput painting influenced from Mughal paintings.



 ·       Religious nature of Rajput painting and realistic and non-religious nature of Mughal paintings.

·       Different time period.

·       Use of Hindu symbols in Rajput paintings.

·       Mughal Art more popular in court whereas Rajput art was more popular in common people.

·       Rajput paintings inspired from folk art which was missing in Mughal art.


Relevance of both type of painting on modern India


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