Modern History

Name the first major voluntary association representing primarily Indian landlord interests that was set-up in Calcutta in 1851?

  1. British Indian Association
  2. Landholder’s Society
  3. Madras Native Association
  4. Bombay Association

Answer

The British Indian Association was the first major voluntary organisation in India founded in 1851 in Calcutta, representing primarily the local landlord interests. It began to play a prominent role after the Indian Councils Act of 1861, which provided for limited Indian representation in the legislative councils.

The correct option is A.