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Who among the following lead the agitation against the Partition of Bengal (1905)?
1. Surendranath Banerjee
2. CR Das
3. Ashutosh Mukherjee
4. Rabindranath Tagore

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Surendranath Banerjee

The correct answer is Surendranath Banerjee.

  • To destroy the nationalist consciousness of Bengal, the British government decided to partition Bengal on 20 July 1905.
  • The Swadeshi movement started on 18 October 1905 after the partition of Bengal, which was led by Surendra Nath Banerjee.

  • The partition of Bengal 1905 was introduced by Lord Curzon.
  • He issued the order of partition of Bengal in July 1905 and the partition took effect from October 1905.
  • The Eastern part of Bengal has the majority of the Muslim population and the western part of Bengal has the majority of the Hindu population while the central region comprised of both religions.
  • The partition of Bengal was made in order to carry out effective administration and to discourage Hindu and Muslim unity. 

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