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The Act of 1935 as a whole was important. It not only acted as an interim constitution but also provided a basis for the constitution of Free India. Elucidate.

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

1. The Act of 1935 as a whole was important. It not only acted as an interim constitution but also provided a basis for the constitution of Free India. Elucidate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question: To write about the reactions of Indian leaders to the Government of India Act 1935.

Directive word: 

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

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by giving the context for the introduction of the Government of India Act,1935.

Body:

Write about the points supporting the Indian leaders to resent the Government of India Act,1935 such as the concept of federation with Provinces to join the imperial power and have a reserved representation, promoting feudal despotism, communally divisive approach and economic control of federal budget. Stress on the point that as much as the Indian leaders resented it, they were appealed by the constitutional means involved and participated in the elections.

Conclusion:

In the conclusion, despite its flaws major India leaders decided to give it a try and its outcome.