Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
7) “The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.- Mahatma Gandhi”. Analyse the quote with suitable examples.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article talks about the significance of Democracy as expressed by Mahatma Gandhi.
Key demand of the question:
One has to explain what values a true democracy must encompass.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate the meaning of the quote.
Explain that in a democratic country like India the importance and inevitability of social justice cannot be minimized. It is especially for the reason that social justice is one of the main problems of India. Hundreds of thousands of people are still in want of social justice. Consequently, they suffer in political, economic and intellectual spheres. Hence, Mahatma Gandhi laid a great stress on decentralization of power so that participation of each and every one in political and economic fields could ascertain. Moreover, on the strength of this participation common men could also enjoy a standard of living, and along with intellectual growth they could find a way to achieve equality in society.
Conclude by reasserting the significance of the quote.