Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pakistan, Jinnah (contd-3)

After coming to India, Jinnah joined the Indian National Congress in 1896 which was the largest political organisation of the time.His faith in liberalism and evolutionary politics was confirmed through his close association with three stalwarts of Indian National Congress, 1. Pherozeshah Mehta, 2. Surendranath Banerjea, and Gopal Krishna Gokhale.
1. Pherozeshah Mehta (1845-1915):
Born in Bombay, on 4 Aug., 1845 and completing graduation,  he went to UK for higher study. He joined Lincoln's Inn in 1868.While in England he frequently met Dadabhai Naorojito mould his liberal outlook.Besides Telang, Badruddin and Pherozeshah ( the three bright boys of Bombay) he got acquainted with Ranade, Gokhale,Wacha, W.C, Banerjeeand bal Mohan Wagle.He founeded an English news paper, The Bombay Chroicle (1913).
Surendranath Banerjea (1848-1925) :
Sir Surendranath banerjee, properly known as Rashtraguru Surendranath was one of the earliest Indian Poltical Leader during the British Raj. He founded The Indian national Association in 1876 which was merged with Indian national Congress after its formation in 1885. He also founded Metropolitan institution an Ripon College and became an English Professor.He was elected congress president in 1883.

Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866-1915) ;
He took his B.A. degree in 1884 and joined the law college in Bombay. He was greatly influenced by Ranade, Dadabhai Naoroji and Pherozeshah mehta.