2) How did the medieval Sufi and Bhakti movement get represented in the contemporary north and south Indian vernacular literature? Examine.

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

2) How did the medieval Sufi and Bhakti movement get represented in the contemporary north and south Indian vernacular literature? Examine. (250 Words)

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Why this question?

In UPSC CSM-2016 there was a question on Vijayanagara literature.(completely factual one). This question intends to test your knowledge about Sufi and Bhakti tradition and how these were represented in medieval India. 

Key demand of the question:

Write about the ways in which medieval Sufi and Bhakti movement got represented in the contemporary north and south Indian vernacular literature. It’s a straightforward factual question. 

Directive Word:

Examine– Examine all the relevant facts. No need to write your opinion. 

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction, write 1-2 lines on impact  Bhakti and Sufi traditions have had on vernacular literature and how they enriched literary traditions of India. 

In the body, under various categories (You can categorise two ways: Under Sufi and Bhakti; or categorise as Kannada, Telugu and within them examine Sufi and Bhakti trends)

In the conclusion, write about enduring relevance of Sufi and Bhakti traditions(especially in our movies and literature)