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Tilak’s Home Rule Movement and Annie Besant’s League

Posted on : 11 Jan 2020

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  • Tilak’s League was set up in April 1916 and was restricted to Maharashtra (excluding Bombay city), Karnataka, Central Provinces and Berar.  It had six branches and the demands included swarajya, formation of linguistic states and education in the vernacular Languages.
  • Annie Besant’s League was set up in September 1916 in Madras and covered the rest of India (including Bombay city). It had 200 branches, and was loosely organized as compared to Tilak’s League.
  • Later Tilak’s League was merged into Gandhiji’s Non-Cooperation Movement.

Article Related Questions

  1. Which of the following features of Tilak’s Home Rule Movement are correct?
    1.One of its aims was formation of the linguistic states.
    2.He opened co-operative stores during the Home Rule Movement.
    3.He founded the first Home Rule League in Bombay.
    4.Movement was merged into Gandhiji’s Non-Cooperation Movement later.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below

  2. 1.1 and 4 only

    2.2 and 3 only

    3.1, 2 and 3 only

    4.1, 2, 3 and 4

    Right Ans : 1 and 4 only


  3. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that occured in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate (Answer in 150 words) - 2019 Mains


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