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Valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity are important aspects of India’s social fabric, and efforts to bridge divides and foster dialogue continue to shape the nation’s social and cultural landscape, even if they may not always be fully reflected in the political realm. Analyse.

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

2. Valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity are important aspects of India’s social fabric, and efforts to bridge divides and foster dialogue continue to shape the nation’s social and cultural landscape, even if they may not always be fully reflected in the political realm. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about how differences and diversity and inclusivity coexist in India.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining various attributes of diversity.

Body:

First, mention the various political narratives which bring out sharp distinctions in prejudices. Throw light on homogenous tendencies which ignore diversity.

Next, write about how despite the above shortcomings how inclusion and diversity exist as cornerstones of Indian society. Substantiate with examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward to achieve inclusivity by overcoming political differences.