When the concept of society started to develop and people were grouping according to their aligned clans, to develop the common consciousness of a particular clan, a symbol in the form of a flag was accepted. Flags are the pictorial representation of the character of a kingdom, state, nation, or organization. It assimilates the history, polity, cultural and civilisational nature of a group. The symbol and colour it carries signify the sentiments and sacredness of a civilization.
From Ramayana to Mahabharat and Gupta to Chola, for centuries, flags have played a significant role in traditional war and diplomacy. As the Bharatvarsha evolved, from small clans to dynasty-ruled kingdoms and from imperial colonies to a nation-state, the history of the evolution of flags has been fascinating. As history moved, the colour and symbol of a flag also evolved. We can understand the mass killings, change of king and kingdom, ruler’s character, nature of society, and foreign attacks by simply reading the history of a flag. The symbol and colour of a flag speak louder about history than written history. Today we will trace the true history of Bharatvarsha by understanding the evolution of the flags.
Bhagwa Dhwaj on Arjun’s Rath
The history of Indian Civilization has been the history of courage. Indian......