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The artistic movement in Bengal during the struggle for India’s Independence played a crucial role in mobilizing public sentiment and fostering a sense of national pride and unity. Elaborate.

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

1. The artistic movement in Bengal during the struggle for India’s Independence played a crucial role in mobilizing public sentiment and fostering a sense of national pride and unity. Elaborate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the emergence of nationalist school of painting in Bengal during the early twentieth century.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context that led to emergence of nationalist school of art.

Body:

Write about the artists of Bengal under the leadership Abanidranath Tagore and Nandalal Bose protested against British by rejecting to paint in Western style. Instead, they visited Ajanta and explored the possibilities of painting in Indian way by using natural, powder colours.

Next, write about the inspiration and influences they sought from east – Japanese artists, miniature art, revivalist style etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by the summarising.