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Discuss specific challenges that were witnessed especially during the integration of North-East India post-independence.

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

2. Discuss specific challenges that were witnessed especially during the integration of North-East India post-independence.(250 words)

Reference:  India After Independence Bipin Chandra

Why this question:

The question is specific to the challenges faced during integration of North-East India post-independence.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in detail what were the challenges faced integration of North-East India post-independence.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Explain in short the context of the question.

Body:

Start by explaining how the regional aspirations of the North-East became the focal point of the north-east and gained prominence in the 80’s. Explain/list down the various challenges of North-east that were against the cause of Integration such as demand for autonomy, movements against outsiders, secessionist movements etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with the recent movements too and that even after integration the region remains still disconnected from the mainland in many terms.