Describe the influence of the socialist ideas in the national movement?
Correct Answer with Explanation
The effects of socialist ideas on the Nationalist movement in India are as follows:-
• There was witnessed a substantial growth within the congress for socialist ideas in the 1930s. This led to the greatest economic depression. Later on, this also spread to a vast region of the country.
• It further led to more unemployment on the mass scale. The depression era further managed to affect the capitalist system forcing Marxism, economic planning, and socialism to flourish. The ideas were more of interest to peasants, youth workers, and younger generations.
• The wages for workers were further reduced by the employers. More peasants demanded more landforms, lower rent, and land revenue. They also demanded relief from all their past indebtedness.
• Factory and plantation workers further demanded much better working conditions and wages through the formation of trade unions.
• Later in 1936 it led to the formation of the All India Farmers Union and forced more peasants to participate in the national movements.