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1) The cultural-ideological struggle, represented by the socio-religious movements, was an integral part of the evolving national consciousness. Analyse.

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Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

1) The cultural-ideological struggle, represented by the socio-religious movements, was an integral part of the evolving national consciousness. Analyse. (250 Words)

Bipan Chandra India’s Struggle for Independence, Page 90, Chapter – 6

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Key demand of the question:

The key demand of the question is that you should analyse how socio-religious reform movements helped in the evolution of national consciousness though their fight against cultural and ideological hegemony of the West (the British). Put simply, prove with valid points that struggle against ideological hegemony of the British resulted in awakening of national consciousness. 

Directive Word:

Analyse– Break answer into parts, and within them analyse the nature, causes, consequences. 

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction write 2-3 lines how various movements contributed to the national movement and how the contribution of socio-religious movements was profound in this regard. 

In the body, divide answer into 5-6 parts (categories). For example, revival of india’s past tradition as an anti-dote to the British ideological hegemony – can be categorised as ‘Revival of the Past’. Under this category, write 2-3 lines in point format about the nature, causes and consequences (within the scope of question i.e. countering the British ideology and resulting in awakening of national consciousness). Likewise, identify and create more parts.

Make sure to provide examples of personalities and events.

In the conclusion, write how the evolution of national consciousness was crucial in winning India its freedom later. socio religious movements 

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