Bande Mātaram

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The name of a hymn eulogizing an unnamed ‘mother’ by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. First published in his journal, Bangadarshan (1875) as part of the serialization of Chatterjee's novel, Ānandamaṭh, it subsequently became the anthem of the Indian National Congress in a setting by Rabindranath Tagore, the ‘mother’ being identified with Bhārat Mātā (‘Mother India’).

Subjects: Hinduism.

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