CBSE History Class 6

Building painting and Books

Building painting and Books - Chapter Wise CBSE Solved Question and Answer Based On NCERT

Points To Remember:

  • About 1500 years ago major development in India was in the field of writing and painting.
  • Amravati Stupa existed around two thousand years ago, at present its remaining can be seen in Amravati Maharashtra
  • Hindu temple were made with garbhagriha which was an inner sanctum where deity were kept
  • Many temples were carved from single piece of rock by cutting rocks through the stone cutters
  • Construction of temple was an expensive activity. Kings and queen used to spend money out of their treasury to pay craftsmen. There were other donators like merchants, farmers, perfumers etc. who brought gifts for temples, those gifts were decorators
  • Gateway of Sanchi Stupa was made by an association of Ivory workers
  • Colourful and attractive paintings were made in the walls of cave. These paintings were done by colours made from plants and minerals. Their artists remain unknown
  • Epics were written which included narration on heroic men and women. It consists of stories of Gods and Goddesses. Silappadikaram is a famous Tamil epic composed by llango. Kalidasa is written in Sanskrit
  • Mahabharata was written in Sanskrit around 1500 years ago by Ved Vyasa, it is a story about a war fought between cousins – Kauravas and Pandavas

Chapter 12: Building painting and Books