Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationSSLC (English Medium) Class 7th
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What impact did Bhakti movement make on Indian society? - Social Science

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What impact did Bhakti movement make on Indian society?

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Impact of the Religious / Bhakti Movement:

  • Vedic Hinduism was regenerated and thus saved from the onslaught of Islam.
  • The Islamic tenets – unity of God and universal brotherhood – emphasised by the saints promoted harmony and peace.
  • Bhakti was a movement of the common people; it used the language of the common people for its devotional literature.
  • Bhakti movement opened up space for Indian languages to grow.
  • It stimulated literary activity in regional languages.
  • What sustained Sanskrit, despite its decline during this period, was the support extended by the rulers of Hindu kingdoms.
  • Tamil was the only ancient Indian language remained vibrant during this period.
    Caste system and social disparities came to be criticised.
Concept: Impact of the Religious/ Bhakti Movement
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Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi Class 7th Social Science Term 3 Answers Guide
Chapter 1.1 New Religious Ideas and Movements
Evaluation | Q VII. 3. | Page 113
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