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Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s dreams strengthened Indian Nationalism and steered people towards unified India. Comment.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.

1. Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s dreams strengthened Indian Nationalism and steered people towards unified India. Comment. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express  

Why the question:

On July 6th, Syama Prasad Mukherjee was born. And the article explains in what way he was a torchbearer of Indian nationalism.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the contributions of Syama Prasad Mookerjee to Indian nationalism.

Directive:

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

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief background and history of Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

Body:

He was a barrister, an academician and a politician. At 33, he became the youngest Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta and held office till 1938. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was part of Minister for Industry and Supply in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet from 1947-1950. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1951, which is a predecessor to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Explain that Mookerjee was a preacher of nationalism and a unified India, and supported the elimination of the communal divide imposed by the British through an institutional framework. His strong reaction to the communal politics of the Muslim League and other anti-national and disruptive forces resulted in his active association with the All India Hindu Mahasabha.

 Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of his contributions.