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Role of women was marginal to the Indian national movement as it miscarried to develop right articulation of their social discrimination. critically examine.

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

1. Role of women was marginal to the Indian national movement as it miscarried to develop right articulation of their social discrimination. critically examine.(250 words)

Reference: Modern Indian history Spectrum Publications

Why this question:

The question is based on the contributions of Women in the Indian national movement and in what way the social discriminations faced by them were major hurdles to their contributions.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in what way role of women was marginal to the Indian national movement as it miscarried to develop right articulation of their social discrimination.

Directive:

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to 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. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the context of the question.

Body:

To start with, highlight the societal discriminations faced by women during the freedom struggle period. Present the Indian Women’s Movement in Historical Perspective. Explain how these social discriminations impeded the involvement and participation of women in the movement, quote examples to justify.

Conclusion:

Conclude that however women had a major role to play in the national movement towards the end of 18th century owing to the social reforms that our society witnessed.