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2) Discuss the contributions of Bhakti poets to the literature of the times that not only led to development of Indian literature but also contributed to social upliftment and transformation of the society.(250 words)

Topic:Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2) Discuss the contributions of Bhakti poets to the literature of the times that not only led to development of Indian literature but also contributed to social upliftment and transformation of the society.(250 words)

Art and culture by Nitin Singhania/ Tamil Nadu NCERT

Why this question:

Contributions of Bhakti poets to the literature have been significant in the past along with the contributions that they made to the social upliftment of the society.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in detail the the contributions of Bhakti poets to literature and the social transformation.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Brief on the genesis of Bhakti culture in India.

Body:

Explain – Bhakti movement began in the 6th century AD in southern India. It emphasized on complete devotion to the God. There was a strong bond that existed between the God and the worshipper. The movement was popularized by poets like Kabir, Tulsidas, Meerabai, Nanak dev, Basavana etc.

Discuss in what way Bhakti movement brought in the change in literary trends – Change of language, Development of new forms of literature, New class of authors(beyond caste boundaries) etc.

Explain in what way they led to social upliftment and transformation.

Conclusion:

Conclude that Bhakti tradition not only introduced literary changes, but also started trends of social transformation. It represented a break from the rites and ritual based devotion and focused on taking the spirituality to the common man.

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