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“India has always excelled in religious philosophies, but these philosophies not only always dealt with spiritual affairs, but also with social problems.” Taking into account the given statement, evaluate the contribution of Buddhism to contemporary society.

Topic : Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1. India has always excelled in religious philosophies, but these philosophies not only always dealt with spiritual affairs, but also with social problems.” Taking into account the given statement, evaluate the contribution of Buddhism to contemporary society. (250 words)

Reference: Medieval Indian history class XI NCERT

Why the question:

The question is premised n the fact that India has excelled in terms of religious philosophy and they did not always dealt with spiritual affairs.

Key Demand of the question:

The question aims to evaluate the contribution of Buddhism to contemporary society.

Directive:

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Explain shortly the context of the question.

Body:

India is the motherland of several religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and tolerant host of Islamism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity etc. These religious philosophies enriched the culture of India and contributed towards the socio- economic fabric of the nation.

Buddhism originated in the Sixth Century AD by Gautam Buddha. It advocated the middle path philosophy for attaining moksha or nirvana.

Discuss in detail the Contribution of Buddhism to contemporary society.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance.

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