Q.1 Explaining the reasons behind partition of Bengal, discuss the successes and limitations of the Swadeshi movement launched in its wake. (15 Marks)

Mentor’s Comments- Briefly mention how and when the Bengal partition was carried out. Give reasons, official and real, for the partition of Bengal. Explain the successes and limitations of the Swadeshi movement launched after the Bengal partition. Conclude by highlighting the importance of Swadeshi movement in terms of lessons learnt.