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1)“If the congress was buried at Surat, it took rebirth in Lucknow, in the garden of Wajid Ali Shah“. Analyze.

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

1)“If the congress was buried at Surat, it took rebirth in Lucknow, in the garden of Wajid Ali Shah“. Analyze.

Bipan Chandra, India’s Struggle for Independence, Chapter 13

 

Key Demand of the Question

The statement has two important aspects that needs to be answered

  • Congress buried at Surat – Analyze why Surat sounded the death knell for Congress
  • Reborn in Lucknow – The significance of Lucknow pact and whether the rebirth lasted

 

Directive word

Analyze – When asked to analyze, we have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. Here, we have to analyze Surat split – whether that sounded the death knell and the Lucknow pact – whether it was rebirth in true sense.

 

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Mention about the incidents being talked about in the question.

 

Body

  • Discuss Surat Split
    • WHy it sounded the death knell
    • How the two factions failed to understand British design
  • DIscuss Lucknow pact
    • The two agreements
    • How it was rebirth
    • WHether it lasted

 

Conclusion – Summarize your arguments and mention your stand.