Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
2) Post 1857, for peasants the fight was not much against colonialism. Analyse. (250 Words)
Bipan Chandra, India’s Struggle for Independence, Chapter 3
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Key demand of the question:
Prove that peasant struggles and uprisings after 1957 were not against colonialism, but were against various actors who oppressed them.
Analyse– In several parts(categories), address demand of the question through facts and opinions. Refer the reference for facts and opinions.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction, write how peasants in the 19th century, especially after 1957 Revolt were oppressed by colonialists and other domestic oppressors, but lacked understanding of the nature of colonialism to wage a fight against the British.
In the body, through 4-5 arguments(categories/themes) prove that peasant uprisings such as Indigo were more to do with preserving and protecting their own interests rather than waging war against colonialism. Explain the causes.
Restrict answer to 19th century, uprisings (1857 to 1900).
In the conclusion write that how in the twentieth century peasant movements became integral part of the national movement and fight against colonialism.