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While the Moderates advocated for a gradual and constitutional approach, their contributions were significant in shaping the nationalist discourse and setting the stage for future struggles against British colonial rule. Elaborate.

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

2. While the Moderates advocated for a gradual and constitutional approach, their contributions were significant in shaping the nationalist discourse and setting the stage for future struggles against British colonial rule. Elaborate. (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-2024 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about contributions of Moderates and the role played by them in India’s struggle for independence.

Directive word: 

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:

Introduction: 

Write about how Moderate phase marked the beginning organised struggle in freedom movement.

Body:

Elaborate upon their contributions of economic critique of nationalism, explain in detail the role of moderate in laying foundations for India’s struggle for Independence, spreading nationalism to far and wide and protecting the nascent Indian National Congress from any serious repercussions of the British.

Conclusion:

Summarise the legacy of moderates.