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1) Discuss the key principles that grew out of Montagu Chelmsford Report and how those principles impacted our constitution?(250 words)

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

1) Discuss the key principles that grew out of Montagu Chelmsford Report and how those principles impacted our constitution?(250 words)

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Why this question

As the article states, in July 2018 it has been 100 years since the Montagu Chelmsford Report came out. Considering UPSC’s fascination with such historical milestones, it becomes important to prepare the topic in detail. Hence this question.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to discuss the key principles that came out of the Report and explain how they are being continued in our present constitution.

Directive word

Discuss – Here your discussion has to remain focussed on underlining the key takeaways from the report that had an impact on the polity and explain whether or not and in what ways those provisions had an impact on our constitution.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Give a short brief on the Report explaining it’s origin, objectives etc.

Body

  • Explain the key takeaways from the Report – responsible government, self-governance,federal structure etc
  • Examine the impact these features had on Indian polity.
  • Discuss how they were or were not continued in subsequent years. Discuss the provisions of local self government, the federal structure etc in our constitution, the foundations of which were laid down by such Acts

Conclusion – Give your view on the contribution of British in evolving a sound polity in India through these reports.

 

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