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Communalism in India is a complex issue with deep historical roots and multifaceted causes. Its impact on Indian society is detrimental, fostering divisions, violence, and hindering social and economic progress. Examine.

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.

1. Communalism in India is a complex issue with deep historical roots and multifaceted causes. Its impact on Indian society is detrimental, fostering divisions, violence, and hindering social and economic progress. Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The article likely discusses the different manifestations of Islamophobia, its impact on Muslim communities, and the need for awareness and countermeasures to combat this issue.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about factors responsible for the growth of communalism and its impact on our society.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining communalism.

Body:

First, present the case of Communalism in India; Communalism as a political philosophy has its roots in the religious and cultural diversity of India. It has been used to create a divide, differences and tensions between the communities on the basis of religious and ethnic identity leading to communal hatred and violence.

Next, Discuss the major factors that contributed towards the emergence and growth of communalism in modern India. Present the current situation.

Next, Present measures to deal with Communalism.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.