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Social Science: Nationalism in India - Differing Strands Within the Movement

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How did a variety of cultural processes play an important role in making of nationalism in India? Explain with examples.

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Nationalism, is a sense of belonging ness towards a nation that drives individuals to transform their thoughts and ideas into organized deeds of collective action.  In India the feeling of nationalism is associated with anti colonial movement . In the process of their struggle against the colonial yoke people began to discover their own identity of belonging to one nation.

a. Various folk tales, songs, hyms, symbols like national song like Vande matram instilled a sense of belonging ness gave a sense of identity to the people. 

b. One can give example of an image of Bharat Mata where was depicted as composed, divine , spiritual.The image of Bharat Mata was used as symbolic to create the feeling of unity, a sense of belonging towards a nation.

Concept: Differing Strands Within the Movement
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