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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
'Who was Bharat? Why are we calling him mata?' Watch this man ask a question that no one else is
Bharat and mata?
Here's a pertinent question raised in the video above.
“If Bharat is a man,
why are you calling him mata?” asks the man as he drives a car. The unidentified man
cites the story of Shakuntala and King Dushyant, whose son was named Bharat. In
this story Bharat became a great king, and the country was named after him.
“According to this
story, Bharat was named Bharat after Dushyant and Shakuntala's son, which means
that Bharat is a male name... How can you say Bharat mata ki jai, if Bharat is
a man?” The questioner is relentless.
“And if you try to
prove a man to be a woman, then it won't remain either.”
The solution? “Let's
not raise this issue. Let's not get into the gender identity of our nation.
Everyone loves their nation and they want what's good for it.”