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3)Discuss the role played by Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad in the freedom struggle of India.(250 words)

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

3)Discuss the role played by Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad in the freedom struggle of India.(250 words)

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Why this question

M.A Azad, India’s first education minister established the education foundation in India and played an important role in India’s freedom struggle. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s day in India. The issue is related to GS1 syllabus under the following heading-

Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

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

Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to write at length about the role played by M.A Azad in nation building and in the freedom struggle of India. We have to highlight his thoughts, achievements, pursuits etc in this direction.

Directive word

Discuss- This is an all-encompassing directive which means that we have to be as exhaustive as possible in addressing the key demand of the question. But we have to be concise and specific at the same time.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– Mention that Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad was an Indian scholar and the senior Muslim leader of the Indian National Congress etc.

Body

Discuss in points the role played by M.A Azad in building the nation and in India’s freedom struggle.

E.g Azad became the leader of the Khilafat Movement, and came into close contact with the Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. Azad supported the  ideas of nonviolent civil disobedience, and worked to organise the non-cooperation movement in protest of the 1919 Rowlatt Acts. Azad committed himself to Gandhi’s ideals, including promoting Swadeshi (indigenous) products and the cause of Swaraj for India. He became the youngest person to serve as the President of the Indian National Congress etc.

Be as exhaustive and concise as possible in your answer.

Conclusion– Form a balanced and a fair opinion on the overall persona of M. A Azad and his contribution to the nation.

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