By S. Lal
The booklet is an inspiring story of fifty renowned Indians who made awesome contribution in a number of fields. Their force, selection and resourcefulness act like beacons of sunshine directing teens around the world to accomplish the unusual. recognized individuals 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 number of names one of the lengthy record that the e-book talks approximately. if you happen to think that instance is greater than mere phrases this e-book is certain to excite you.
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The success of the Anglo-Indian agitation was not the only lesson to be learnt. They also learnt that organised agitations could deflect the government from its purpose. The Indian National Movement had now gained impetus. The European attitude of racial superiority was at its worst and it also influenced the Indians who started harboring feelings of racialism. Banerjee once again took the lead and set up a new political body known as the Indian National Conference in 1883, for discussions on all sorts of political matters.
This made him the ‘first Indian political prisoner of British India’. Banerjee was a great orator and a seasoned man of Indian politics, which made him one of the forerunners of the freedom movement. He was thrice elected President of the Indian National Congress: first in 1895 at the Poona Session, next in 1902 in the Ahmedabad Session. , meetings and discussions, was not very popular. His moderate political views and the respect he held for the British met with disapproval from the growing number of radicals, at the turn of the twentieth century.
The animosity they felt for British rule and western culture, further alienated them. Muslim orthodoxy considered English education to be ‘un-Islamic’ and did not permit it. Hence they were unable to benefit from the intellectual renaissance brought about by Western thought and science, conveyed through English. Consequently, all avenues generated by English education were closed to them. Conversely, Hindus forged ahead; and with their progressive attitude, they soon outshone Muslims in all walks of life.
50 Magnificent Indians of the 20th Century by S. Lal