Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues;
1. In his quest “to make the deaf hear’’, Bhagat Singh became a legend and hero to millions of Indians. Elaborate upon the vision, methods adopted, nature of politics and the immortal legacy of Bhagat Singh. (250 words)
Reference: India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra.
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the ideology, method and contributions of Bhagat Singh to India’s national movement.
Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Start the answer by writing about the context of the question, that is, the bombing of the Central Legislative Assembly and briefly link it with the legacy of Bhagat Singh.
In the first part of the body, start my mentioning about the aims and objectives of Bhagat Singh. Anti-imperialist, anti-colonial, anti-exploitative, socialist, communist and egalitarian state.
In the next part of the body, write about the methods adopted by Bhagat Singh in hi approach towards revolutionary nationalism. From Individual heroism in the initial phase to mass based movement at the end. He tried using the Lahore Conspiracy trial to spread the nationalistic consciousness and revolutionary patriotism far and wide.
In the last part, mention about the immortal contributions made by Bhagat Singh to the Indian National movement.
Write a fitting tribute to the true patriot son of India as the conclusion.