Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
5. Discuss the contributions of Veer Savarkar to the National Freedom Struggle Movement of India. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
The question is on the eve of 137th birth anniversary of Veer Savarkar.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the contributions of Veer Savarkar to the National Freedom Struggle Movement of India.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Veer Savarkar was born on 28 May, 1883 in the village Bhagpur, Nashik and died on 26 February, 1966, Bombay (now Mumbai). His full name is Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. He was a freedom fighter, politician, lawyer, social reformer, and formulator of the philosophy of Hindutva.
In the body of the answer discuss why he is known as Veer Savarkar and his contributions in the National Freedom Struggle. Discuss his contributions – He was known for his bravery and so earned nickname ‘Veer’ that is a courageous person. He was influenced by his elder brother Ganesh who had played an influential role in his teenage life. Veer Savarkar also became a revolutionary young man. When he was young, he organised a youth group named ‘Mitra Mela’. He was inspired by radical political leaders like Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Bipin Chandra Pal and engages the group in revolutionary activities. He enrolled himself at ‘Fergusson College’ in Pune and completed his Bachelor’s Degree. Discuss his works in Prison, his contributions to overall freedom struggle.
Conclude with importance of his contributions.