Unit 6 Spirit Of Unity
Working in groups of four, discuss the ways in which the following have integrated India:
1. Music - Jai Ho / Vande Mataram
2. Food - North Indian / South Indian
3. Fashion - Salwar kamees / lehengas / Achkan / Dhoti Kurta
4. Occupation and trade - Job opportunities
5. Relationships / Marriage
This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, some pointers for discussion have been provided for your reference.
The song Vande Mataram by Bankimchandra Chatterji goes like this: sujalam suphalam malayaja sheetalam/ shasyashyaamalam maataram, vande maataram which can be translated as:
Mother, I bow to thee!
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
bright with orchard gleams,
Cool with thy winds of delight,
Dark fields waving Mother of might,
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