Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India; Social empowerment
2) Adivasis cannot be equal citizens until they are considered holistically as a part of cultural and ecospheres with unique customs and practices, and not just as welfare recipients receiving doles. Critically comment why discrimination and atrocities against Adivasis in India continues unabated, even in states that are educationally advanced. (250 Words)
Why this question?
Atrocities on adivasis is in news forever. This question is asked to sensitise you and also to test how objectively you can comment on this issue. Moreover, it’s directly related to syllabus (both Paper-1 and Paper-2)
Key demand of the question:
You should write your opinion why atrocities against tribals continue unabated despite laws that too in well educated states. You also need to briefly comment on the first statement. As it’s in paper-1, focus more on historical, sociological, cultural and resource related factors.
Critically comment– With facts and data, comment on the given statement and also on why discriminations exist and are continuing.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction, write 1-2 lines on grim situation faced by tribals – various kind of atrocities related to land, culture, physical and opportunities. Link it with a current affair, or observation made by certain report or study.
In the body, there should be TWO parts: One to comment briefly on the given statement (not more than 2-3 lines); Second part, preferably in small paragraphs to comment on reasons why discrimination exist and continue (divide into historical, cultural, land related, etc) Don’t forget to keep focus on role of advanced states in this issue.
In the conclusion, write why it’s imperative to end such atrocities.