[Topic wise IAS Modern Indian History Question Bank (1979-2015)]: (11) Other strands in the National Movement

[Topic wise IAS Modern Indian History Question Bank (1979-2015)]: (11) Other strands in the National Movement

Other strands in the National Movement: The Revolutionaries: Bengal, the Punjab, Maharashtra, U.P, the Madras Presidency, Outside India. The Left; The Left within the Congress: Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, the Congress Socialist Party; the Communist Party of India, other left parties.

1. Assess the role of the Left Wing within the Indian National Congress between 1920 and 1947. [1981, 60m]

2. Account for the rise and growth of Left-wing within the Congress. Did Jawaharlal Nehru believe in a socialistic approach to Indian and world problems and if so why? [1986, 60m]

3. At different periods and at various levels, the National Movement assumed social, cultural and economic dimensions. Amplify. [1988, 60m]

4. “If the paramount power cast its imperial cloak over the princes, it was also entitled to  see that what was sheltered was in the main creditable.” Comment.

5. “The National Movement has shown concern for problems other than the constitutional one.’ Discuss the factors that helped the rise of a left wing in the Indian National Congress.” Comment. [1990, 60m]

6. “The relations of the Native States, however conducted are essentially relations with the British Crown and not with the Indian Government.” Comment. [1991, 20m]

7. Trace the course of the people’s movement in Indian States after 1937. How did the Congress leadership react to it? [1996, 60m]

8. Account for the rise and growth of leftism in the Congress movement. What impact did it have on contemporary Indian politics? [1997, 60m]

9. Discuss the nature of the leadership and programme of the Congress Socialist party. [2002, 60m]) “The ideology of Subhash Chandra Bose was a combination of nationalism, fascism and communism.” Comment. [2002, 20m]

10. Account for the emergence of the left-wing within the congress. How far did it influence the programme and policy of the congress. [2006, 60m]

11. Describe the changing nature of revolutionary activities in India between 1905 – 1946. [2008, 60m]

12.”The active participation of Aruna Asaf Ali in 1942 movement symbolized the role of women in India’s freedom struggle.” Comment. [2010, 20m]

13.”The developments during 1937-39 greatly undermined the ability of the Indian National Congress to push through the agenda of national unity.” Comment. [2010, 20m]

14. The emergence of left-wing group in the congress redicalized its social economic agenda.” Critically evaluate. [2011, 20m] 15. A powerful left-wing group developed in India in the late 1920s and 1930s, contributing to the radicalization of national movement.” Critically Examine. [2015, 10m]

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