Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tribute to Shyamji Krishna Varma on his birth anniversary.
About ‘Shyamji Krishna Verma’ –
- Shyamji Krishna Verma was an Indian revolutionary fighter, lawyer and journalist.
- He founded the Indian Home Rule Society, India House and The Indian Sociologist in London.
- An admirer of Dayanand Saraswati’s approach of cultural nationalism, and of Herbert Spencer, Krishna Varma believed in Spencer’s dictum: “Resistance to aggression is not simply justified, but imperative”.
- The India House and The Indian Sociologist rapidly developed as an organised meeting point for radical nationalists among Indian students in Britain at the time and one of the most prominent centres for revolutionary Indian nationalism outside India. Most famous among the members of this organisation was Veer Savarkar.
- Shyamji Krishan was also an admirer of Lokmanya Tilak and supported him during the Age of Consent bill controversy of 1890. However, he rejected the petitioning, praying, protesting, cooperating and collaborating policy of the Congress Party.