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“Indian national Congress was just an outcome of the political developments of second half of 19th century.” Do you agree to the statement? Examine.

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

2. “Indian national Congress was just an outcome of the political developments of second half of 19th century.” Do you agree to the statement? Examine. (250 words)

Reference: Indian freedom struggle by Bipin Chandra

Why this question:

The question aims to analyse the evolution of Indian national congress and the factors that contributed strongly to it.

Key demand of the question:

One must substantiate whether the coming of Indian national congress was the result of political developments of second half of 19th century.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the origin of Indian national Congress.

Body:

Formed in 1885, the Indian National Congress dominated the Indian movement for independence from Great Britain. It subsequently formed most of India’s governments from the time of independence and often had a strong presence in many state governments. Discuss the formation during the pre-independence period. Explain the post-independence domination of the INC.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a fair and balanced opinion.