Quintessence of Indian-ness in Indian Literature
Keywords:Indian literature, Folklores, Beauty, Nature, Traditions.
When anybody search for Indian-ness in Indian literature, they compartmentalize literature which is a universal articulation. But at the same time universality is reached through particularity which constitutes the ethnic character of a nation, its myths and folklores.
The Indian tradition sometimes originating from the north like the Vedic-lore and Upanishadic thought reaches out to the south, re-emerging as monism and modified monism at the hands of Shankara and Ramanujan and coming back to the north. The oneness of the unity of outlook, according to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, can be traced in the writing of these major languages of India, as they derive their inspiration from a common source and share more or less the same kind of experience- emotional and intellectual. Therefore, the research paper will discuss the whole corpus of Indian literature that mirrors the essential Indian mind and delineates throughout the country the same set of patterns and images of the Indian consciousness. It will also explore the concept of beauty, harmony, idealism, nation-spirit that is ingrained in Indian literature. Last but not the least, it will decode different genres of literature that deal with the different aspects of Indian reality, traditions, society, in general.
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