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Chandrashekhar Azad’s idea of nationalism may not have matched with that of Mahatma Gandhi but his contributions for the cause of Indian independence remain immense. Discuss.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.

1. Chandrashekhar Azad’s idea of nationalism may not have matched with that of Mahatma Gandhi but his contributions for the cause of Indian independence remain immense. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

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 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the contributions of Chandrashekhar Azad to India’s struggle for 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: 

Write in brief about Chandrashekhar Azad and his unparalleled patriotism.

Body:

First, mention the differences between the ideologies and methodologies of Gandhi and Azad.

Next, write in detail about the various contributions of Azad to India’s struggle for independence – In spreading patriotism, HRA, HSRA etc.

Conclusion:

Summarise the immortal legacy of Azad.