Nationalism in India (C10)

How had a variety of cultural processes developed a sense of collective belongingness in India during the 19th century ? Explain with examples.

Answer

Collective belongingness:

  1. History and fiction, folklore and songs, popular prints and symbols, All played a part in the making of nationalism.

  2. Identity of the Nation was most often symbolized in a figure or image.

  3. The identity of India came to be visually associated with the image of Bharat Mata.

  4. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhya and Ravindra North Tagore created a picture of Bharat Mata.

  5. Vande Matram as a hymn for the motherland.

  6. Folklores and tales gave true picture of traditional culture.