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2) Discuss the significance of the Vaikom Satyagraha of 1924 and the Self Respect Movement in the modern Indian history.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

2) Discuss the significance of the Vaikom Satyagraha of 1924 and the Self Respect Movement in the modern Indian history. (250 Words)

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Why this question?

Some idiots have vandalised statue of Periyar in Tamil Nadu. Hence, indirectly this question is asked about his role in two important events in India’s history. 

Key demand of the question:

Write significance of these two events. You should also write brief background, but more than 70 percent of answer should be devoted to discussing significance (including role of Periyar and others). 

Directive Word:

Discuss– Examine significance of these two events and their influence on various aspects. Discuss the role of important personalities too. 

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction, write how modern India is shaped by past events such as those given in the question. Also link with current affair. 

Before writing the significance, briefly write why and where these movements took place.

In the body there should be TWO mains parts: One to discuss Vaikom Satyagraha’s significance. Second one for Self Respect Movement. Write in point-format. 

Another way to divide answer is to identify broad significance of both events and discuss them under these categories (For ex – Ideological significance, National Impact, Upliftment of oppressed castes/classes etc)

In the conclusion, write relevance of larger message of these movements even today. 

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