Write note : Toys and Festivals - History and Political Science

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Toys and Festivals 

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Solution 1

Toys and Festivals :
Festivals are the occasions that commemorate history, and we get a glimpse of history and culture through them. Toys are used as symbols and models to keep the history of each festival alive in the minds of the people as well as children. For instance, the models of forts and soldiers are made to mark the birth anniversary of the Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja.

Solution 2

  1. The various equipment and things that are used for entertaining and educating children are called toys.
  2. Sometimes toys are used during certain festivals.
  3. Their use gives a glimpse of the religious and cultural traditions of a particular country. For e.g. Model forts are made as a part of traditional Diwali celebrations in Maharashtra. Clay images of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, his soldiers, and also people & animals are placed on these forts. Through this tradition, the memory of the importance of forts in the history of Maharashtra is kept alive.
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Toys can throw light on history and technological development. We can also get a glimpse of religious and cultural traditions through them. As a part of traditional Diwali celebrations in Maharashtra model forts are made.
Clay images of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his soldiers and also people and animals are placed on these model forts. This tradition keeps the memory alive of the important role of forts in the history of Maharashtra.
An ivory doll made by Indian craftsmen was found in the excavation of Pompeii, an ancient in Italy. It is dated to 1st century C.E. This artefact throws light on the Indo-Roman trade relations. Thus, toys found in archaeological excavations can tell us about cultural contacts between nations in ancient times.

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2. Which tradition from Maharashtra mentioned in give passage? (1)
3. With the help of toys of your choice, write the information about any one Indian game. (2)


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Toys can tell us about cultural history. 


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Explain the close tie between sports and history. 


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Explain the close tie between sports and history.


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