Q. With reference to “Shumang Leela” consider the following statements:
1.It is a type of folk paintings from Arunachal Pradesh.
2.In this, the women are depicted as men.
Select the correct statement using the code given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D

Explanation –

Statement 1 and 2 are incorrect. Shumang Leela is a traditional form of theatre in Manipur. It is performed in an open courtyard surrounded by spectators on all four sides. In this play, the roles of women are all played by men, called Nupi Shabis. In the case of women’s theatre groups, the roles of men are played by women.

Source: ForumIAS