Many Forms of Bharat Mata

The Economic Times - - Breaking Ideas -

In ‘Bharat Mata ki…Ruckus’ (Apr 8), Ab­heek Bar­man says that Abanin­dranath Tagore “painted a pic­ture of Banga Mata, Mother Ben­gal. She was dressed in a sim­ple saree, what vil­lage women wore in those days.… No lions ac­com­pa­nied her.” He is for­get­ting that those were peace­ful times, be­fore com­mu­nal pas­sions were roused by Jin­nah in his self­ish goals. Saint poet Tul­si­das wrote in Ram­char­it­manas that one saw Lord Ram as was one’s in­tent: some found him beau­ti­ful, some a war­rior, some death per­son­i­fied. Sim­i­larly, Bharat Mata is now seen as Durga astride lions, ready to kill her en­e­mies.

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