Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
2) Analyse the causes for the failure of Revolt of 1857. (250 words)
Modern history by Spectrum publications
Why this question:
The question is straightforward and is based on the theme of revolt of 1857.
Key demand of the question:
One must elaborately explain the causative factors that led to revolt of 1857.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
In brief bring out the significance of the historic 1857 revolt.
Explain the administrative, military and ideological causes separately under different sub-heads covering the causes in detail like – Lack of Planning and Co-ordination, Weak Leadership, Superior British Army, Limited Supplies and Lack of Modern Communication, Lack of Societal Alternative etc.
Also list down the impact that the revolt left on the Indian nationalists.
Conclude by reasserting the significance of the revolt.