Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Landholders’ Society”:
1.It marked the beginning of an organized political activity and use of methods of constitutional agitation for the redressal of grievances.
2.Later it merged into the British Indian Association.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: The Zamindari Association, more popularly known as the ‘Landholders’ Society’, was founded to safeguard the interests of the landlords.

  • Although limited in its objectives, the Landholders’ Society marked the beginning of an organised political activity and use of methods of constitutional agitation for the redressal of grievances.
  • In 1851, both the Landholders’ Society and the Bengal British India Society merged into the British Indian Association.

Source: NCERT

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