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3) Did the Constitution mark a moment of discontinuity with the colonial past, and a desire to transform Indian political and social structures? Or was it simply a transfer of political power and a change of rulers, leaving underlying institutional arrangements intact? Discuss.

Topic:   Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 

3) Did the Constitution mark a moment of discontinuity with the colonial past, and a desire to transform Indian political and social structures? Or was it simply a transfer of political power and a change of rulers, leaving underlying institutional arrangements intact? Discuss. (250 Words)

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Why this question?

Directly related to the syllabus. Question on constitution is important as there is a controversy regarding changing it. Important question.

Key demand of the question:

You need to take a stand. Reference article helps you in this regard. Throughly defend your stance through various dimensions (discuss).   You should take balanced position n questions like this where you can argue in favour of both positions. 

Directive Word:

Discuss:  Divide answer into various dimensions so as to address it holistically. 

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction write why the Constitution marks an important milestone for India. Then take a stand in the introduction itself.  

In the body, divide into 3-4 dimensions and defend why  you want to take particular stand (here, balanced opinion). 

In the conclusion, write how the constitution is evolving and also highlight the threats it faces today from diverse (or divisive) forces.