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Bring out the impact of Regionalism on Indian polity.

Topic:  Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism

2. Bring out the impact of Regionalism on Indian polity. (250 words)

Reference: NCERT – Indian society class XI

Why this question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must straightforward discuss the impact of regionalism on Indian polity system.

Structure of the answer:


Briefly explain what you understand by regionalism.


Regionalism is an ideology and political movement that seeks to advance the causes of regions. As a process it plays role within the nation as well as outside the nation i.e. at international level. Both types of regionalism have different meaning and have positive as well as negative impact on society, polity, diplomacy, economy, security, culture, development, negotiations, etc.

Explain regionalism within India discuss origin, its evolution and current state.

Discuss the causes that often lead to regionalism.

Highlight its impact on the Indian polity.


Conclude with what should be the way forward.