Independence Day Culture
The population cohort that belong to the Generation Next often combine nationalism with popular culture during the celebrations. This mixture is exemplified by outfits and savouries dyed with the tricolor and designer garments that represent India's various cultural traditions.Retail stores offer Independence Day sales promotions. Some news reports have decried the commercialism.
Indian Postal Service publishes commemorative stamps depicting independence movement leaders, nationalistic themes and defence-related themes on 15 August.Independence and partition inspired literary and other artistic creations in many languages. Such creations mostly describe the human cost of partition, limiting the holiday to a small part of their narrative.
Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children (1980), which won the Booker Prize and the Booker of Bookers, wove its narrative around children born at midnight of 14–15 August 1947 with magical abilities. Freedom at Midnight (1975) is a non-fiction work by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre that chronicled the events surrounding the first Independence Day celebrations in 1947.
Few films center on the moment of independence, instead highlighting the circumstances of partition and its aftermath.On the Internet, Google has commemorated Independence Day since 2003 with a special doodle on its Indian homepage.