Mention two contributions of Dadabhai Naoroji to the National Movement.
Dadabhai Naoroji: Contribution:
(i) He founded the East India Association in London in 1866. The association provided information on all Indian subjects to British citizens and Members of Parliament. It voiced the grievances of Indians and suggested remedial measures. The association had its branches in Bombay (Mumbai), Calcutta (Kolkata) and Madras (Chennai).
(ii) He founded the Bombay Association, edited the newspaper Rast Goftar (Speaker of Truth). He started a magazine Dharma Marg Darshak and started movements against the Vernacular Press Act, the atrocious treatment of poor peasants by the Zamindars and raised his voice against the economic exploitation of India by the British which he proved in his book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India.