Friday, May 25, 2007

Liberal View

Liberals helped immensely in the independence movement of India. They never was organized and was not a separate political entity but they help Indian national congress from outside and also as members of it.The Liberals backed British rule in India before the time of the independence, and never supported India's exit from the British EmpireThe Liberal party was formed about 1910, and British intellectuals and British officials were often participating members of its committees.

The Liberal Party opposed Mahatma Gandhi and the Non-Cooperation Movement (1919-1922), the Salt Satyagraha (1930-31), and the Quit India Movement (1942-1945). The Liberal party was never popular with common Indians, and distrusted intensely by Indian nationalists. With the British decision to grant independence to India, the party disappeared from existence.

These stances rotated around the idea that Indians must petition and conduct a analogues with the British. Idea was to obtain more self-government and political freedoms. British system of education and cultural influences on Indian life are greatly due to this liberals. Indians left the Congress with the rise of Indian nationalism, and leaders like Bipin Chandra Pal, Lala Lajpat Rai and Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Two of the most prominent leaders were Tej Bahadur Sapru and M.R. Jayakar.

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