DMPQ- Name any two Pre Congress Association and Discuss about them in brief.

The political Associations and activities in pre-Congress period in India and abroad regarding the Indian freedom struggle made it mandatory to form an All-India Association that would lead the country against the foreign rulers. Example Zamindari Association, The Indian Association of Calcutta, The Bombay Presidency Association

The Indian Association of Calcutta

  •                Surendranath Banerjee and Anand Mohan Bose founded the Indian Association of Calcutta in 1876.
  • Founders of Indian Association of Calcutta were discontented with the pro-landlord and conservative policies of the British India Association that’s why they established this new Association.
  • This association was aimed to unify Indian people on a common political programme and create a strong public opinion on political questions.
  • East India association also organized an all India agitation known as the Civil Service Agitation after its formation.

The Bombay Presidency Association

  • Pherozeshah Mehta, K.T. Telang, Badruddin Tyabji and others formed the Bombay Presidency Association in 1885.
  • The reactionary policies of Lytton and the Ilbert Bill controversy caused political commotion in Bombay and led to the formation of Bombay Presidency Association.

 

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