Topic – Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
1) Sardar Patel was a selfless leader, who placed the country’s interests above everything else and shaped India’s destiny with single-minded devotion. Discuss.(250 words)
Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about the role of Sardar Patel in building and shaping the modern India.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– Write a few introductory lines about the Sardar Patel- his birth and overall role in Indian society.
Discuss in paragraphs the contribution of Sardar Patel. E.g He fashioned the country’s political integration with the swiftness of a military commander and deftness of a visionary leader; Displaying the vision of a statesman, tact, diplomacy and pragmatic approach, he prevented the balkanization of the country and ensured the merger of more than 560 princely States with the Union of India at a critical and most turbulent period in the history of the country. What makes this stupendous integration most remarkable is that it was achieved without any bloodshed.
Adopting different approaches as warranted by the situation, he gave friendly advice in some cases, persuaded the rulers to see reason in others and even used force as in the case of Hyderabad; Acknowledging the monumental contribution of Patel in nation building, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had this to say: ‘History will call him the builder and consolidator of new India’ etc.
Conclusion– sum up your discussion in a few lines and form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the above issue.