Shyamji Krishna Varma

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  • October 7, 2022
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In news: The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Shyamji Krishna Varma on his Jayanti.

About Shyamji Krishna Varma:

  • Born in 1857 in modern-day Gujarat, Shyamji Krishna Varma completed his education in India, before moving on to teach Sanskrit at the Oxford University.
  • In 1905 he founded the “India House” acted as one of the most prominent centres for revolutionary Indian nationalism outside India.
  • He also found monthly journal “The Indian Sociologist” which became an outlet for nationalist ideas and through the Indian Home Rule Society, he criticised the British rule in India.
  • On 18 February 1905, Shyamji inaugurated a new organisation called “The Indian Home Rule Society” with the object of securing Home Rule for India.
  • Varma became the first President of Bombay Arya Samaj.
  • He was an admirer of Dayanand Saraswati, and he inspired Veer Savarkar who was a member of India House in London.
  • Verma also served as the Divan of a number of states in India.
  • A memorial called Kranti Teerth dedicated to him was inaugurated in 2010 near Mandvi, Kutch, Gujarat.


Source:  PIB

Previous Year Question

Q.1) With reference to Indian freedom struggle, Usha Mehta is well-known for (2011):

  1. Running the secret Congress Radio in the wake of Quit India Movement
  2. Participating in the Second Round Table Conference
  3. Leading a contingent of Indian National Army
  4. Assisting in the formation of Interim Government under Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

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