Previous years UPSC Civil Service mains question - Freedom Struggle
- The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that had occurred in the preceding hundred years of British rule. Elucidate
- Many voices had strengthened and enriched the nationalist movement during the Gandhian phase. Elaborate.
- Why indentured labour was taken by the British from India to other colonies? Have they been able to preserve their cultural identity over there?
- Clarify how mid-eighteenth century India was beset with the spectre of a fragmented polity.
- Explain how the Uprising of 1857 constitutes an important watershed in the evolution of British policies towards colonial India.
- Discuss the role of women in the freedom struggle especially during the Gandhian phase.
- Highlight the differences in the approach of Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi in the struggle for freedom.
- How different would have been the achievement of Indian independence without Mahatma Gandhi? Discuss.
- It would have been difficult for the Constituent Assembly to complete its historic task of drafting the Constitution for Independent India in just three years but for the experience gained with the Government of India Act, 1935. Discuss.
- The third battle of Panipat was fought in 1761. Why were so many empire-shaking battles fought at Panipat?
- Examine critically the various facets of economic policies of the British in India from mid-eighteenth century till independence.
- In what ways did the naval mutiny prove to be the last nail in the coffin of British colonial aspirations in India?
- Defying the barriers of age, gender and religion, the Indian women became the torch bearer during the struggle for freedom in India. Discuss.
- Several foreigners made India their homeland and participated in various movements. Analyze their role in the Indian struggle for freedom.
- In many ways, Lord Dalhousie was the founder of modern India. Elaborate.