Q. Who among the following gave the political message that “India for the Indians”?

[A] Swami Vivekananda

[B] Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

[C] Swami Dayananda Saraswati

[D] Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Answer: C

Explanation: Intellectuals like Swami Vivekananda, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee and Swami Dayananda Saraswati inspired many young nationalists with their forceful and articulate arguments, painting India’s past in brighter colours than the British ideologues had.

  • These thinkers exploded the myth of western superiority by referring to the richness of Indian civilization in the past.
  • Dayananda’s political message was ‘India for the Indians’.

Source: Spectrum