Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pakistan, Jinnah (contd-2)

Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917)
Jinnah was an admirer of the Indian political leader Dadabhai Naoroji and he worked with other Indian students,in the successful campaign for him to become the first Indian to hold a seat in the British Parliament.
Dadabhai Naoroji helped lay the foundation of India's contemporary freedom struggle.He was a peerless patriot who defined the modern Indian Freedom Struggle.Born in1825 in a poor Parsi family in Bombay was brought up by his illiterate mother Maeckbhai who gave Dadabhai the best English education possible as Naoroji Palanji Dordi, father of Dadabhai, died 4 years after his birth.
On completion of his education he became the first Indian to become the Head Native Assistant master at the Elphinstone Institution, where he was a student, and went on to become the first Indian Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy.
Dadabhai entered the political fray in 1852. He strongly refused in 1853 the renewal of the lease  of East India Company, obtained for 20 years from British Govt, to manage India. India.    Surendranath Banerje (1848-1925) was one of the earliest Indian Political leaders during the British Raj. He founded the Indian National Association, one of the earliest indian political organisation that merged with Indian national Congress. During his stay in England he studied the works of Edmund Burke and other Liberal Philosopher.
Jinnah's reputation as a lawyer prompted Indian leader Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1858-1920)to hire him as a defence councilfor his sedition trial in 1905.He
founded Decan Education Society to import quality education to Indian Youth. He was a member of Municipal Council of Pune, of Bombay Legislatureand elected fellow of the Bombay Uiversityformed Home Rule league in 1916 to attain the goal of Swaraj.He was known as Father of Indian National Movement.
He joined the Indian National Congress in 1890.
He was arrested on the charge of sedition in 1906, after trial he was imprisoned for six years in Mandalay.