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2) “It was a strong belief of Mahatma Gandhi that in the non-violent struggle of Swaraj, the women of India can leave behind men by a mile.” Comment. (250 words)

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

2) “It was a strong belief of Mahatma Gandhi that in the non-violent struggle of Swaraj, the women of India can leave behind men by a mile.” Comment. (250 words)

 

Why this question:

For Mahatma Gandhi, Swaraj was not just liberation from foreign rule. It was a multi-dimensional concept. The question aims to ascertain the role of women in Swaraj.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the significant role women played in attaining Swaraj for India.

Directive:

Commenthere we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Introduce by explaining the Gandhian concept of Swaraj.

Body:

Explain first the idea of women empowerment as suggested by Mahatma Gandhi – According to Gandhiji, traits like perseverance and peaceful resistance of authority should be the ideals of women in India. They are the symbol of moral power.

Gandhian movements helped women shed their deep-rooted sense of inferiority and rise to dignity and self-esteem.

Gandhiji was against evil socio-religious practices like child marriage, purdah system, dowry system, etc.

Quote some women leaders during the period of struggle for Swaraj and highlight their significant role.

Conclusion:

Conclude that Women’s entry into national politics through non-violent methods brought miraculous results. On one hand, women became aware of their inner strength, and on the other, the process brought human and moral elements into politics.

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