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Early life[ edit ] Naoroji was born in Bombay into a Gujarati -speaking Parsi family, and educated at the Elphinstone Institute School. Being an Athornan ordained priestNaoroji founded the Rahnumae Mazdayasne Sabha Guides on the Mazdayasne Path on 1 August to restore the Zoroastrian religion to its original purity and simplicity.
Inhe also founded a Gujarati fortnightly publication, the Rast Goftar or The Truth Tellerto clarify Zoroastrian concepts and promote Parsi social reforms. Within three years, he had resigned on ethical grounds. Later, he became professor of Gujarati at University College London.
Dadabhai Naoroji statue, near Flora Fountain, Mumbai InNaoroji directed the launch the London Indian Society, the purpose of which was to discuss Indian political, social and literary subjects. The Association was instrumental in counter-acting the propaganda by the Ethnological Society of London which, in its session inhad tried to prove the inferiority of the Asians to the Europeans.
This Association soon won the support of eminent Englishmen and was able to exercise considerable influence in the British Parliament.
He was also a member of the Indian National Association founded by Sir Surendranath Banerjee from Calcutta a few years before the founding of the Indian National Congress in Bombay, with the same objectives and practices.
Naoroji published Poverty and un-British Rule in India in Elected to the British House of Commons as a result of the electionhe served until He had a very clear vision and was an effective communicator. He set forth his views about the situation in India over the course of history of the governance of the country and the way in which the colonial rulers rules.
Naoroji moved to Britain once again and continued his political involvement. He was also a notable Freemason. In his political campaign and duties as an MP, he was assisted by Muhammed Ali Jinnahthe future Muslim nationalist and founder of Pakistan.
InNaoroji was again elected president of the Indian National Congress. Naoroji was a staunch moderate within the Congress, during the phase when opinion in the party was split between the moderates and extremists.
He was married to Gulbai at the age of eleven. He died in Bombay on 30 Juneat the age of Today the Dadabhai Naoroji Roada heritage road of Mumbai, is named after him. A prominent residential colony for central government servants in the south of Delhi is also named Naoroji Nagar.
His granddaughters Perin and Khrushedben were also involved in the freedom struggle. InKhurshedben was arrested along with other revolutionaries for attempting to hoist the Indian flag in a Government College in Ahmedabad. Through his work with economics, Naoroji sought to prove that Britannia was draining money out of India.
Firstly, India is governed by a foreign government. Secondly, India does not attract immigrants which bring labour and capital for economic growth. Thirdly, India pays for Britain's civil administrations and occupational army.
Fourthly, India bears the burden of empire building in and out of its borders. Fifthly, opening the country to free trade was actually a way to exploit India by offering highly paid jobs to foreign personnel.
Lastly, the principal income-earners would buy outside of India or leave with the money as they were mostly foreign personnel. Naoroji described this as vampirism, with money being a metaphor for blood, which humanised India and attempted to show Britain's actions as monstrous in an attempt to garner sympathy for the nationalist movement.
However the money from these services were being drained out of India; for instance the money being earned by the railways did not belong to India, which supported his assessment that India was giving too much to Britain. India was paying tribute for something that was not bringing profit to the country directly.
Instead of paying off foreign investment which other countries did, India was paying for services rendered despite the operation of the railway being already profitable for Britain. This type of drain was experienced in different ways as well, for instance, British workers earning wages that were not equal with the work that they have done in India, or trade that undervalued India's goods and overvalued outside goods.
Furthermore, the East India Company was purchasing Indian goods with money drained from India to export to Britain, which was a way that the opening up of free trade allowed India to be exploited.Syed Ahmad Taqvi bin Syed Muhammad Muttaqi KCSI (Urdu: سید احمد خان ; 17 October – 27 March ), commonly known as Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, was an Indian Muslim pragmatist, Islamic reformist, philosopher of nineteenth century British India and the first who named the term "Two Nation theory" to the theory of separate nation of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
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