Evaluate the contribution of folklore, songs, popular prints etc. in shaping the nationalism during freedom struggle.
Evaluate the contribution of folklore, songs, popular prints etc. in shaping the nationalism during freedom struggle
- HISTORY and fiction, folklore and songs, popular prints and symbols, all played an important part in the making of nationalism.
- The identity of the Nation is most often symbolised in a figure. This helps create an image with which people can identify the nations.
- The image of Bharat Mata was first created by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay.
- In the 1870s, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote ‘ Vande Mataram’ as a hymn to the motherland.
- Ideas of nationalism also developed through a movement to revive Indian folklore.
- Nationalists began recording folk tales sung by bards and they toured villages to gather folk songs and legends.