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Indian Association: A Milestone in the Indian Independence Movement

Surendranath Banerjea and Ananda Mohan Bose (symbolic picture)
Surendranath Banerjea and Ananda Mohan Bose (symbolic picture)

 

Kolkata (July 26,2023) : The Indian Association, a nationalist organization that was a precursor to the Indian National Congress, was founded on July 26, 1876, in Kolkata. The association was founded by Surendranath Banerjea and Ananda Mohan Bose, two prominent Indian intellectuals and activists. The Indian Association was formed with the goal of promoting political reform and self-government for India. The association's members were drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including lawyers, journalists, teachers, and businessmen.

The Indian Association played a significant role in the development of the Indian nationalist movement. The association's members organized protests and demonstrations against British rule, and they also published newspapers and pamphlets that helped to spread awareness about the Indian independence movement. The Indian Association was disbanded in 1885, when it merged with the Indian National Congress. However, the association's legacy continues to live on, as it was one of the first organizations to advocate for Indian independence.

Here are some additional details about the Indian Association:

The association's first meeting was held at the Bethune School in Kolkata.

The association's first president was Surendranath Banerjea.

The association's motto was "Unity is Strength."

The association's membership grew to over 1,000 people in its early years.

The association's activities included organizing protests, publishing newspapers, and lobbying the British government for reform.

The Indian Association was a significant milestone in the development of the Indian nationalist movement. The association's members played a key role in raising awareness about the need for Indian independence, and they helped to lay the foundation for the Indian National Congress.


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