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Topic: Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1. While discussing the salient features of the Bhakti movement in the medieval period, elucidate on its role in the growth of regional languages in India. (250 Words)
Ancient India Old NCERT History by R S Sharma class XI.
Why this question:
The question is from the static portions of GS paper I and aims to examine the salient features of the popular Bhakti movement of the medieval period and its impact on the growth of regional languages in India.
Key demand of the question:
One must in detail explain the salient features of the Bhakti movement in the medieval period and discuss its role in the growth of regional languages in India.
Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Give a brief introduction of the Bhakti movement.
Mention the salient features of the movement; explain the underlying philosophy, methods of propagation, role played by the various gurus etc.
Discuss its role in the growth of regional languages in India; The Bhakti movement promoted the growth of vernacular languages and literature in different
Parts of the country. Quote examples to substantiate better.
Conclude that Bhakti movement represented a break from the earlier devotional literature, which was mostly written in Sanskrit and Bhakti literature in regional languages played a crucial role in the popularization of the Bhakti movement and espoused spirituality among the common people.