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SECTION A : READING
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
Millions of men and women, thousands of leaders, a succession of social,
religious and political movements - it is impossible to draw up a full
list of the makers of India even on a limited 1000-year basis. “All that
can be attempted here is to present a few representative names, some
of them inspirational still. All of them remind us of the course we have
traversed, and how we have come to where we are. Let us make a start
with the best ever Indian.
Implied in Toynbee’s assessment was the deduction that Gandhi was not
just an Indian phenomenon. No doubt India derived unequalled benefit
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from his leadership. By fitting the freedom struggle into the framework
of a philosophy of justice and fairness, he achieved for India a stature that was
denied to other countries, including China, that won indepen-
dence around the same time. That the stature was quickly lost by the
governments that came to power on the labours of Gandhi is a different
matter. The decline of India did not amount to any repudiation of Gandhi.
Indeed, it was seen