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2) Bhagat Singh espoused a nationalism without any divisions and this makes him acceptable across religions, nationalities and cultures. Comment.(250 words)

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

2) Bhagat Singh espoused a nationalism without any divisions and this makes him acceptable across religions, nationalities and cultures. Comment.(250 words)

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Why this question

this question is related to GS-1 syllabus under the following heading-  The Freedom Struggle- its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

Key demand of the question.

the question wants us to ponder over the life of the legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and discuss his achievements, thoughts to extract the nature of his nationalism. we have to justify our standing on whether Bhagat Singh espoused a nationalism without any divisions and that makes him acceptable across religions, nationalities and cultures.

Directive word

Comment- we have to ponder over the issue and form an opinion on the given statement about Bhagat Singh. we have to justify our opinion by related facts/ reasons/ arguments.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- briefly mention Bhagat Singh, his background and his martyrdom at a young age.

Body-

  1. Describe Bhagat Singh’s political ideology and organizations he was attached with- Naujawan Bharat Sabha, Hindustan Republican Association, Kirti Kisan Party, Kranti Dal.
  2. discuss Bhagat Singh’s sayings/ thoughts which depict his views on nationalism and form a opinion based on those evidences. e.g his dream of a non sectarian, egalitarian world, his religious thoughts and views on atheism,

Conclusion- form a fair, concise and balanced opinion on the given statement based on the above discussion.