Q. Who among the following was related to “Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company”?

[A] Aurbindo Ghosh

[B] Bipin Chandra Pal

[C] V.O. Chidambaram Pillai

[D] Syed Abu Mohammad

Answer: C

Explanation: The Swadeshi spirit also found expression in the establishment of swadeshi textile mills, soap and match factories, tanneries, banks, insurance companies, shops, etc.

  • These enterprises were based more on patriotic zeal than on business acumen.
  • O. Chidambaram Pillai’s venture into a national shipbuilding enterprise—Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company—at Tuticorin, however, gave a challenge to the British Indian Steam Navigation Company.

Source: Spectrum Modern India