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Compare the Images of Bharat Mata in this Chapter with the Image of Germania in Chapter 1. - Social Science

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Compare the images of Bharat Mata in this chapter with the image of Germania in Chapter 1.

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The image of Bharat Mata as painted by Abanindranath Tagore shows her as bestowing learning, food and clothing. She bears aesthetic quality as denoted by the mala held by her. This is similar to the image of Germania as painted by Philip Veit, where she holds a sword, but looks more feminine. The other painting of Bharat Mata is more manly in its representation. In it, she is shown as bearing power and authority as denoted by the lion and elephant beside her. The latter image is more akin to the image of Germania by Lorenz Clasen, where she wields a sword and shield, and looks ready to fight.

Concept: Nationalism in India - Salt Satyagraha
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