Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
1. Elaborate upon the contributions of Jayaprakash Narayan to post-independence India and the legacy of JP movement in the present day. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled a 15-foot statue of Jayaprakash Narayan or JP on his 120th birth anniversary on Tuesday (October 11), at the socialist icon’s birthplace, Sitab Diara village in Bihar’s Saran district.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the contributions of JP and legacy of JP movement.
Elaborate – Give a 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:
Begin by giving brief about JP as a nationalist and a Gandhian socialist.
In the first part, explain the concept and various components of Jayaprakash Narayan’s Total Revolution and the JP movement, its various components and link it with Gandhian teachings.
Next, examine the outcomes of the revolution. Its successes and the limitations on the basis of the above stated objectives.
Comment on the present-day legacy of JP movement.