NCERT Class 9 Solutions: The French Revolution (India and the Contemporary World-I) Chapter 1– Part 4

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Q-4. Draw up a list of democratic rights we enjoy today whose origins could be traced to the French Revolution.


Significant fundamental rights of Indian Constitution based on the French Revolution are:

Significant Fundamental rights of Indian Constitutions

Important Fundamental Rights of Indian Constitutions

Significant Fundamental rights of Indian Constitutions

Many Fundamental rights of Indian Constitution are directly or indirectly based on the French Revolution it can be find by close study of the French Revolution impact.

  1. Right to Equality –

    • The Right to Equality comes from the French Revolution which is one of its most important principle.

    • This right led to special rights and privileges of the common classes and established political, economic and social equality.

  2. Right to Liberty or Freedom –

    • This right is also based on the French Revolution and is the cornerstone of many modern democracies.

    • The “Declaration of Rights of Man” highlights this personal liberty and right of the common people.

  3. Inspiring the Spirit of Democracy –

    • The spirit of democracy was encouraged by the French Revolution which has given all rights that we are enjoying today in modern times.

    • It is based on “The government should not be only for the people but also by the people” principle.

  4. Encouraging the Spirit of Fraternity –

The French Revolution had helped in the growth of the spirit of Fraternity and Social Welfare by breaking all shackles of high and low.

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