Chapter 1 Class 8 History - The Modern Period

Who wrote the book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India, in which he highlighted the exploitative nature of the British rule?


A. Mahatma Gandhi

B.  Raja Ram Mohan Roy

C.  Dadabhai Naoroji 

D. Rabindranath Tagore



Answer by Student

The correct answer is (C) Dadabhai Naoroji .

Detailed Explanation by Teachoo

Let’s check all the options 

  • Option (A) Mahatma Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of the Indian freedom struggle and the father of the nation. He wrote many books and articles on various topics, such as Hind Swaraj , The Story of My Experiments with Truth , etc. So, this option is incorrect .

  • Option (B) Raja Ram Mohan Roy - Raja Ram Mohan Roy was a social reformer and the founder of Brahmo Samaj. He wrote many books and pamphlets on religion, philosophy, education, etc., such as The Precepts of Jesus, A Gift to Monotheists, etc. So, this option is incorrect .

  • Option (C) Dadabhai Naoroji - Dadabhai Naoroji was an economist, politician, and educator. He wrote Poverty and Un-British Rule in India , in which he exposed the economic exploitation of India by the British. He also advocated for Indian self-government and national education. So, this option is correct .

  • Option (D) Rabindranath Tagore - Rabindranath Tagore was a poet, writer, and Nobel laureate. He wrote many books and poems on literature, culture, nationalism, etc., such as Gitanjali, The Home and the World, etc. So, this option is incorrect .

Thus, option (C) is correct .

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