Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
1. Discuss the emergence, significance and decline of the Home Rule League movement during freedom struggle of India. (250 words)
Reference: Modern Indian History by Bipin Chandra
Why the question:
The question is based on the topic of Home Rule League movement from GS paper I.
Key Demand of the question:
One has to narrate in detail emergence, significance and decline of the Home Rule League movement during freedom struggle 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:
In short, discuss the background of the movement.
Between the years 1916 and 1918, the Indian independence movement witnessed the growth and spread of the home rule movement spearheaded by leaders like Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Annie Besant. The aim of the home rule movement was the attainment of home rule or a dominion status for India under the British Empire along the lines of countries like Canada and Australia. This movement was carried out through the two home rule leagues.
Explain all the three phases – emergence, significance and decline in detail with necessary events that showcase them.
Conclude your answer by bringing out the contributions that the movement made to freedom struggle of the country.