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compare the images of bharat mata and germania........??

Asked by Bluestar , on 9/3/12


In both cases the nation has been depicted as a female figure. This points to the visualization of the nation as mother or motherland. Both images show heroism, power and authority. In the case of Germania the crown of oak leaves shows heroism and the sword shows power and authority. In the case of Bharat Mata the lion and elephant show heroism and the flag shows power and a hope for a better future.

Posted by Aishwaryaon 9/3/12

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Posted by Bluestaron 9/3/12


this is the answer from meritnation
The image of Bharat Mata as painted by Abanindranath Tagore shows her as bestowing learning, food and clothing. She bears aesthetic quality as denoted by the  mala  held by her. This is similar to the image of Germania as painted by Philip Veit, where she holds a sword, but looks more feminine. The other painting of Bharat Mata is more manly in its representation. In it, she is shown as bearing power and authority as denoted by the lion and elephant beside her. The latter image is more akin to the image of Germania by Lorenz Clasen, where she wields a sword and shield, and looks ready to fight.

Posted by Himanshu Dhawaleon 9/3/12


(i) The image of Germania was the symbol of German nation whereas; the image of Bharat Mata was the symbol of Indian nation.

(ii) Both images inspired nationalists who worked very hard to unify their respective countries and to attain a liberal nation.

(iii) The image of Bharat Mata is different from that of Germania in the sense that former reflects the religious basis of its making.

(iv) The image of Bharat Mata painted by Abanindranath Tagore is bestowed with learning, food, clothing and some ascetic quality also. Another painting of Bharat Mata in which we find Mata holding Trishul and standing beside a lion and an elephant – symbols of power and authority. This image appears to be more akin to the image of Germania where she holds a sword and a shield. 

Posted by Baban Singhon 21/11/12


Germania was the allegory of Germany and Bharat Mata was the allegory of India. In both cases the female figures were depicted for the two nations that was why nation was known as th emotherland. Both the figures showed heroism ,power,and authority.In the case of Germania the crown of oak leaves shows heroism,the sword shows power and authority. In cae of Bharat Mata ,the lion and elephant shows heroism and flag shows power and a hope for better future.both the figures inspired nationalists who worked very hard to unify their respective nations.

Posted by Rahaton 4/12/12


compaer the imag of germania bharat mata

Posted by Asfgcdhon 23/11/14

  • Bharat Mata was drawn by Rabindranath Tagore. She represents the Indian nation and is shown divine , spiritual and calm along  with a trishul and a tiger and elephant , both symbolising power and authority. The rays of light represents the light for better future.
  • Germania represents the German Nation . She is a female figure and is shown with  oak leaves  on head representing heroism. She is shown with a sword and a breastplate showing the symbol of German Nation
In both Bharat Mata and Germania, they represent their ow countries, their heroism , power and authority...


Posted by Amey Sunuon 15/2/15

One doesn't need to go to wikipedia or google or refer guide books for drawing out similarities of these two Allegories of Germany and India. If you give the ch - Nationalism, a thorough reading, you can yourself draw out, not one, but more than ten similarities and differences. It is my humble request to you that rather than doing the traditional 'Copy - Paste' work, lets start to use our own brains. I am stating the major two similarities(For benefit of children to learn how to analyze data and interpret it), which cover almost everything between Germania and Bharat Mata :
  • The obvious similarity which strikes the eye is both these figurines are female figures. Both inspire their respective nations to develop and transform in all their fields ( it may be independence, Democracy,etc.) But both these allegories symbolise something more important , than just power and authority, they symbolise Love, Peace, Tranquillity, and most importantly 'Unity'. They also symbolise Freedom - from Tyranny, from Injustice, from Invasion, and the most essential point is that, they symbolise themselves as a Leader, a Mascot, which has, is and will always Guide, Protect and Preserve their culture, their traditions and their Nationality, thus will continue to burn the fire of Glory of Nationalism.
  • Another important similarity which can be observed is that both these images have been repainted & have been depicted in various Poses ( For ex -  Germania has been depicted in "Germania and Italia" , "Germania at the Watch of the Rhine" ; Bharat Mata has been depicted a various Goddesses like Ma Lakshmi, Ma Kali ,etc.), with various backgrounds and with different symbols in their hands, symbolising the fact that how these allegories represent the nation, not just in one particular field, but all the fields which exist.

Posted by Araz Sharma(AMITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL) 1 week, 4 days ago

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