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The course of the Second World War as well as it outcomes hastened the demise of the British Empire in India. Elaborate.

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

2. The course of the Second World War as well as it outcomes hastened the demise of the British Empire in India. Elaborate. (250 words)

Reference: A Brief History of Modern India by Spectrum Publishers

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about how the Second World War played a part in India’s independence.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by giving context regarding the Second World War and India’s Struggle for Independence.

Body:

In the first part of the body, Mention about the response of Indian nationalists to the outbreak of the Second World War.

Next, mention the impact of World War-II on the India’s national movement. Weakening of British Empire, Pressure from Allies, Quit India movement, RIN Mutiny etc.

Conclusion:

Summarize the role of Second World War in India’s independence.