CBSE Class 8 History Chapter 10 Notes - India After Independence


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Chapter 10 of class 8 gives students detailed insights into the development of India after it attained independence from British rule. In 1947, India achieved freedom but faced several challenges. For instance, the partition of the country is one of the significant struggles that India faced. A new state known as Pakistan was established altogether. The state consisted of varied portions of eastern and western India. After India attained independence, the formation of a constitution took place. New states were further established, thereby highlighting and organizing strategies for the development of India. In this chapter, students will learn about everything that India as a country underwent after it attained independence. Refer to India after independence notes to know more about what you should learn in this chapter.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Why was English still continued after India attained its independence from Britain?

Several congress members suggested that the Indian Language shouldn’t be in use after the British rulers leave India. They suggested that Hindi should be the alternative for this language. However, Individuals who were unfamiliar with Hindi came with a different viewpoint. Several individuals also felt like the Hindi language was being imposed on them. Thus, the congress members finally decided to come to a conclusion wherein English would remain as the official language of India.

2. ‘In politics, we have equality, and in social and economic life, we will have inequality’. What did Dr. BR Ambedkar mean by this? 

B.R Ambedkar suggested that a political democracy should be guided by social and economic democracy. By the words mentioned above, he suggested that he wanted to eradicate the very form of inequality between economic and social spheres of life. He wanted to get rid of any means of discrimination that the lower caste and poor people faced. He suggested that India would be a true democracy only if the democracy truly touches every sphere of Indians’ lives.