Modern Indian History [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 1 (Geography, Art & Culture, and History)]: Questions 15 - 20 of 29

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Question 15

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Give a brief account of contributions of M. N. Roy to India’s struggle for independence and to the cause of communism around the world. (250 Words November)

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Manabendra Nath Roy (21 March 1887 – 24 January 1954) was an Indian revolutionary, radical activist and political theorist, as well as a noted philosopher in the 20th century. Roy was a founder of the Mexican Communist Party and the Communist Party of India. He was also a delegate to congresses of the Communist International and Russia

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Question 16

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Kashmir and Kashmiri’s need autonomy, not azaadi. Comment. (250 Words November)

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  • The autonomy of Kashmir has always been a boiling issues in India. The integration of Kashmir and the subsequent agreements on autonomy of states need to be understood in order to distinguish between autonomy and azaadi and not to label Kashmir’s problem as a separatist one.
  • Article 370, as it stands, assures Jammu & Kashmir a very spec

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Question 17

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Discuss the contributions of Vithalbhai Patel to India’s struggle for independence and to the evolution of India’s polity. (150 Words November)

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Vithalbhai Patel, the elder brother of Vallabhbhai Patel was the first Indian speaker (president) elected to the Central Legislative Assembly in 1925.

Contribution to the Indian Freedom Struggle:

Laid down Foundation for Independent Legislature:

  • He laid down the basic rules for the independence of the legislature and its secretariat in India.
  • He fought

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Question 18

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What might have happened to India if Subhash Chandra Bose had survived the plane crash and lived? Critically comment. (250 Words February)

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Background:

Subhash Chandra Bose contribution to the Indian freedom struggle has been significant and believed in the revolutionary way of attaining freedom. His sudden demise cost India a great visionary.

What Might Have Happened?

  • It is more than likely that Partition could have been avoided. The main reason is that Bose’s popularity among the Muslim

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Question 19

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If Mahatma Gandhi had survived till 1950s, how different would have been the Constitution of India? Examine. (250 Words February)

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Gandhian Constitution for Aundh interested historians of what would have been the shape of the Indian constitution had Gandhi not been assassinated. In the formative years of 1950’s for India whose development was still at a very nascent stage Gandhian constitution could have further propelled the socio-economic concepts further in India

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Question 20

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Why did Rabindranath Tagore consider the idea of nationalism as being profoundly alien to the Indian psyche and the subcontinent’s many pasts? Discuss critically in the light of contemporary examples. (250 Words November)

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  • Rabindranath Tagore is one of the most celebrated names of our freedom struggle and a forerunner to the modern Indian nation.
  • Rabindranath Tagore, whose song Jana Gana Mana we know to be the national anthem of India – had many anxieties and worries about the very idea of nationalism itself.
  • Between 1916 and 1917, Tagore travelled to Japa

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