Topic – Indian Art and culture
1)Sant Kabir’s teachings are inspired by several religion reflecting the overall philosophy of Bhakti Movement. Examine. (250 words)
Why this question
The article rues the lack of commemoration of 500th death anniversary of Sant Kabir and examines the impact he has had on Indian society through Bhakti movement. Hence it is important for mains.
Key demand of the question
The question asks us to discuss the influences on Sant Kabir, how it reflected in his teachings. We also need to explain how Kabir’s teachings and the influences on him is in sync with the overall philosophy of Bhakti Movement.
Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Give a brief biography of Sant Kabir that Kabir was the most celebrated of Ramananda’s disciples and the most liberal among medieval Indian reformers.
Body – Discuss the influences on his teachings as discussed in the article. Discuss how these influences reflected in his teachings such as the fact that he considered all religions as one and same and aimed at bringing about harmony among all communities etc. Discuss how it was in sync with the philosophy of Bhakti movement as Bhakti followers did not owe allegiance to any specific religion, did not adhere to rituals, customs, Sastric dictates and strongly opposed caste division and idol worship.
Conclusion – Mention that Kabir influenced indian society back then and his teachings are mug required in the current climate.