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To what extent do you think the role played by the Indian National Army was the final nail in the coffin for the end of British rule in India? Highlight the contribution of Subhash Chandra Bose in this regard.

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

1. To what extent do you think the role played by the Indian National Army was the final nail in the coffin for the end of British rule in India? Highlight the contribution of Subhash Chandra Bose in this regard. (15M)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The New Indian Express

Why the question:

TMC renewed its demand for declassification of files on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s disappearance in 1945 and rejection of Bengal’s tableau on Netaji and INA from the upcoming Republic Day parade in Delhi.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the role played by INA and Subhash Chandra Bose in the Indian Independence Movement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by tracing the events leading to the activities of Bose and his contribution in forming INA.

Body:

In the first part, write about the contribution of INA in the Indian National Movement and how it was final nail in coffin of British rule in India. How INA gained mass acceptance among nationals.

Next, give a brief about various contributions of Bose towards National Movement and highlight how his ways were different from other leaders.

Conclusion:

A relevant closing statement.