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1) The kind of politics Mahatma Gandhi introduced Indians to, during Indian freedom struggle were not entirely new. Analyse. (250 words)

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

1) The kind of politics Mahatma Gandhi introduced Indians to, during Indian freedom struggle were not entirely new. Analyse. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The question intends to evaluate the Gandhian methods and the kind of politics he introduced to Indians that were not totally new to the countrymen but were result of his experiments in the past.

Key demand of the question:

One must discuss how the kind of politics Mahatma Gandhi introduced Indians to, during Indian freedom struggle were not entirely new.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen 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:

Introduction: 

Briefly explain the significance of Gandhian contribution to the politics that evolved during freedom struggle.

Body:

Major portion of the answer should explain how political methods of Gandhi were not entirely new – 

  • His boycott programs during Non-Cooperation movement were effectively utilized by the Swadeshi and Boycott movement of 1905. 
  • Involvement of masses – this too had started during the Swadeshi movement due to the efforts of the extremists. 
  • His idea of Swaraj or self-government was effectively demonstrated by the Home Rule League Movement of Tilak and Besant. 
  • However Gandhi’s techniques were novel in respect that they were strictly based on non-violence, demonstrated Hindu Muslim unity, etc.

Explain the relevance of his political tenets even today.

Conclusion:

Conclude by reasserting significance of Gandhian methods of politics.

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