50 Magnificent Indians of the 20th Century by S. Lal

By S. Lal

The ebook is an inspiring story of fifty renowned Indians who made amazing contribution in a variety of fields. Their force, selection and resourcefulness act like beacons of sunshine directing children around the world to accomplish the unusual. recognized folks like Surendranath Bannerjee, Mahatma Gandhi, Homi J. Bhabha, J.N. Tata, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indira Gandhi, Amartya Sen and P.T. Usha are yet a couple of names one of the lengthy checklist that the booklet talks approximately. should you think that instance is greater than mere phrases this e-book is certain to excite you.

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C. Banerjee, a prominent barrister from Bengal. The meeting was attended by only 72 delegates, because Surendranath Banerjee and some other leaders were attending the session of the Indian National Conference, which was held simultaneously in Calcutta. Soon, because of their common objectives, the Indian National Conference and the Indian National Congress merged and became one. For nearly twenty-five years after its establishment in 1885, the Congress activities remained confined to the criticism of government policies and the call for political, constitutional and administrative reforms.

Bannerjee. This merged with the Indian National Conference in 1886, under the presidency of Dadabhai Naoroji. A few years after the turn of the twentieth century, early nationalists made great advances in their political goals. They now demanded a full-fledged self-government. This demand was first made by Dadabhai Naoroji in 1904, and then by Gopal Krishna Gokhale in his presidential address to the Congress, in 1905. This helped further the National Movement, substantially. During his tenure as a member of the British Parliament, between 1892-96, Naoroji was instrumental in garnering significant concessions for India.

Even highly qualified Indians were denied the opportunity to assume responsible positions. This left deep psychological scars on their psyche, demoralizing them completely. The main reason for India’s awakening during the nineteenth century had been European education. Great ideas of European thinkers were universal in nature and could be adopted without sacrificing one’s nationality; this attracted the Indian youth. At this time the country felt the need for some kind of national organisation to arouse political consciousness in the minds of the people.

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