Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
1) During 1930s and 1940s, the growth and development of the peasant movement was indissolubly linked with the national struggle for freedom. Examine. (250 Words)
Bipan Chandra, India’s Struggle for Independence, Chapter 27
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Key demand of the question:
Explain that peasant struggles during 1930s and 1940s were part of freedom struggle.
Examine– Extract relevant facts from the reference and use them to explain how peasant struggles during 1930s and 1940s were part of freedom struggle.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction, write significance of peasant movements in the anti-colonial struggle (how it complimented efforts of national leaders and made anti-colonial struggle truly mass movement)
In the body, through 4-5 arguments(categories/themes) explain how peasant movements were intertwined with national movement. Through categories of Civil Disobedience movement, Congress rule etc and within them by giving examples of important peasant movements, explain the linkages.
In the conclusion write that even after Independence peasant movements continued due to new challenges and unmet demands. Or write any other relevant, yet thoughtful conclusion.