Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
Political Science
Solutions
1. This famous cartoon by R K Laxman comments on the celebrations of the fifty years of independence. How many images on the wall do you recognize? Do many common people feel the way the common man in this cartoon does?

Question:

This famous cartoon by R K Laxman comments on the celebrations of the fifty years of independence. How many images on the wall do you recognize? Do many common people feel the way the common man in this cartoon does?

Answer:

In the given cartoon, the images are of former Prime Ministers of India. There are Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Gulzari Lal Nanda, Morarji Desai, Chaodhary Charan Singh, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, VP Singh, Chandra Shekhar, Narsimha Rao, Devegowda and Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Yes, many common people feel the same way the common man does in this cartoon. After 50 years of independence, the situation has changed a little. All the claims and promises made by the politicians have become meaningless to the common man. So, he fell asleep hearing this again. This cartoon is a true depiction of our democracy.

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