Dadabhai Naoroji, in his presidential address at the Congress session in 1906, referred to Swadeshism as "the cradle of New India." Gandhi wrote in 1908that the the real awakening of India took place after the partition of Bengalwhich might lead to the partition of the British Empire. He also observed that the demand for the abrogation of the partition is tantamount to a demand of Home Rule.
M.K. Gandhi ( 1869-1948)
Gandhi wrote in 1908 that the real awakening in India took place after the Partition ob Bengal which might lead to the Partition of the British Empire. He also observed that the demand for the abrogation of the partition is tantamount to the demand for home rule.
Lala Rajpat Rai (1865-1928) in 1905, speaking about the Swadeshi Movement, observed, "I think the people of Bengal ought to be congratulated on being leaders of that march in the van of progress ......And if the people of India will just learn that lesson from the people of Bengal , I think te struggle is not hopeless."
Surendra Nath Banerjee (1848-1925)
Not only Surendra Nath Banerjee , Arabinda Ghosh and other leaders of Bengal, but Subramania Iyer, the eminent leader of Madras and many other leaders from different parts of India had expressed similar views.
Sree Arabinda Ghosh (1872-1950)