Author: Dadabhai Naoroji was the first member of the British Parliament from Asia. He was born in Bombay before British colonization. Along with being a MP he was a social and political leader and a cotton trader. Arguably his most important impact on Indian society was that he was one of the founding members of the Indian National Congress.
Context: The piece was written in 1871, well into the British occupation of India. The beginnings of a new middle class and the Indian National congress was developing.… Read the rest here