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2) Discuss the salient features of Self-Respect Movement. Also evaluate how far could the movement achieve a society where backward castes were given equal human rights.(250 words)

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present. The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

2) Discuss the salient features of Self-Respect Movement. Also evaluate how far could the movement achieve a society where backward castes were given equal human rights.(250 words)

Modern history by Spectrum publications

Why this question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I.

Key demand of the question:

One must explain in detail the key features of Self-Respect Movement and its impact on the social setup of the society.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Introduce the answer by giving the nature, purpose or significance of the movement.

Body:

Explain briefly the objectives of the movement.

Discuss the achievements of the movement along with criticism.

Explain that the Self-Respect Movement played a significant role in the political, social and religious life of the people of South India. It brought the message of the Tamil Nationalism to the masses

Discuss the challenges and how the movement dissipated towards the end.

Conclusion:

Conclude with the significance the movement holds even as of today.

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