Who were the Moderates? How did They Propose to Struggle Against British Rule?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : August 29th, 2022

National leaders like Dadabhai Nauroji, P.N. Mehta, D.E. Wacha, W.C. Banerji, S.N. Banerji, Gopal Krishna Gokhale were called moderates. It was because they were staunch believers of liberalism and moderate politics. They believed in reconciliation and patience rather than in confrontation and violence.

How did Moderates Propose to Struggle Against British Rule?

The main objective of the moderates was to achieve self-government. Moderates propose to struggle against British rule by

  • developing public awareness about the unjust nature of British rule.
  • wrote articles, published newspapers, and showed to show how British rule is ruining the Indian economy.
  • criticized the British rule in their speeches.

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  • Dadabhai Nauroji, P.N. Mehta, D.E. Wacha, W.C. Banerji, S.N. Banerji, and Gopal Krishna Gokhale were called moderates because they believed in demanding reforms by adopting peaceful and constitutional means to attain their objectives.

  • The ideology of the moderates was to regain self-government without violation. They demanded constitutional reforms, administrative reforms, and defence of civil rights.

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