This question was asked in [Delhi Set-I, 2017]
Evaluate the contribution of folklore, songs, popular symbols etc., in shaping nationalism during the freedom struggle.
Points to Remember
Contribution of folklore, songs, popular symbols etc, in shaping nationalism during the freedom struggle as
- Nation is often symbolised in a figure or image .
- India is associated with the image of Bharat Mata.
- ‘Vande Mataram’ is a hymn to the motherland.
- Abanindranath Tagore painted his famous image of Bharat Mata .
- folk tales sung by bards
- The Folklore of Southern India .
- folklore was national literature
- a tricolor flag was designed.
We use any 3 points and elaborate on them
Answer to be written in the exam
- In the twentieth century , with the growth of nationalism , the identity of India came to be visually associated with the image of Bharat Mata.
- Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay In the 1870s he wrote ‘Vande Mataram’ as a hymn to the motherland.
- In Madras , Natesa Sastri published a massive four-volume collection of Tamil folk tales, The Folklore of Southern India . He believed that folklore was national literature ; it was ‘the most trustworthy manifestation of people’s real thoughts and characteristics’ .