Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the
present- significant events, personalities, issues.
1) Examine how Subhash Chandra Bose tried to give the Indian National Congress a socialist direction?(250 words)
Bipin Chandra – India’s struggle for independence , Pg 16
Key demand of the question
The focus of the question is not on the role played by Bose in the national movement but on bringing out how he attempted to give the national Congress a socialist direction. We also need to discuss the impact that this push had on the direction that the freedom struggle took.
Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any. Here the focus has to be on how subash Bose tried to give the Congress socialist leanings, the impact of it and whether or not he succeeded.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – introduce Subash Bose, the role he played in the national movement, the number of times he became congress president etc
- Mention how he managed to give Congress a socialist push – under his chairmanship, by being involved in left leaning student politics along with Nehru, his views on economy and industrialization etc
- Mention the impact that this had on the course of Congress and national struggle – discuss about the split and Bose’s attempts at winning freedom through an all out war.
- Examine whether Bose succeeded in his attempt to give a socialist push to Congress
Conclusion – conclude by underlining the immense role that Bose played in our freedom struggle.