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1) Revivalism and reformism were natural corollaries of the newly emerging idea of nationalism in colonial India. Discuss.

Topic:  –  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times ; and also- The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

1) Revivalism and reformism were natural corollaries of the newly emerging idea of nationalism in colonial India. Discuss. (250 Words)

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Why this question

Indian nationalism was deeply nurtured by the literature of the times, which focussed on revivalism and reformism. India’s struggle for independence is a very important topic as far as UPSC mains is concerned. This topic is related to GS-1 syllabus-  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times ; and also- The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

Key demand of the question

The question wants us to discuss in length, the revivalist and reformist literature that emerged during colonial era. Then we have to discuss, how this literature was a natural corollary of newly emerged nationalism.

Directive word

Discuss- we have to look into the details, highlight key works of such literature, important contributors and discuss how this literature was related to the rise of nationalism.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- introduce your answer by mentioning some of the earliest contributors of the reformist movement in colonial India.

Body- Elaborate your answer by highlighting and briefly discussing the prominent  revivalist and revisionist movements and their contributors. Also, discuss individually, how these movements and their contributors found their source in the newly emerging idea of nationalism.

Conclusion- In the conclusion you can cite how nationalism in many ways was nurtured by such revivalist and reformist movements and their contributors.