Hereare different opinions about what made India a democracy. How muchimportance would you give to each of these factors?
(a) Democracy in India is a giftof the British rulers. We received training to work withrepresentative legislative institutions under the British rule.
(b) Freedom struggle challengedthe colonial exploitation and denial of different freedoms toIndians. Free India could not be anything but democratic.
(c) We are lucky to have leaderswho had democratic convictions. The denial of democracy in severalother newly independent countries shows the important role of theseleaders.
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