Topic- Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
2) Contrary to popular apprehensions, state reorganization on linguistic lines didn’t hamper the federal structure and unity of our nation. Do you agree. Comment. (250 words)
India since Independence by Bipin Chandra Pal.
Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to express our knowledge and understanding of the linguistic reorganisation undertaken in post-independent India, and express our opinion as to how it affected the federalism and integration of the country.
Structure of the answer
Write a few introductory lines about the need for linguistic organization felt in early independent India. E.g mention the ill conceived divisions of the country into princely states and British Presidencies which paid no attention to linguistic, cultural homogeneity etc.
- Discuss the states demanding reorganisation on linguistic lines and the logic forwarded thereupon. E.g Andhra Pradesh in the very early independent India; Telangana; Bombay etc;
- Discuss the positive impact it had vis a vis federalism and national integration. E.g
- Discuss the negative impacts. E.g
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.