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The internal reorganisation of India presented the next big challenge in the post independent India. Discuss how the reorganisation was done while preserving the unity of the nation.

Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

1. The internal reorganisation of India presented the next big challenge in the post independent India. Discuss how the reorganisation was done while preserving the unity of the nation. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Chapter-1 – NCERT XII – Politics in India since Independence

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the process of internal reorganisation of India post-independence.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving the introduction to the state of independent regions of formerly British Indian states and Princely states and the challenges it posed.

Body:

Mention elaborate on the various challenges to drawing internal boundaries of post Independent India. The task of disregarding the administrative boundaries drawn by the British as opposed to linguistic reorganisation coupled with the push factors of many languages based regional groups should be discussed.

Highlighting the role of Potti Sriramulu and the consequent formation of States Reorganisation Commission. Mention the steps taken in the aftermath.

Conclusion:

Conclude by mentioning that steps taken for the internal reorganisation of India were successful in forging national unity.