The ‘Swadeshi’ and ‘Boycott’ were adopted as methods of struggle for the first time during the

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2016 Prelims]

(a) Agitation against the Partition of Bengal

(b) Home Rule Movement

(c) Non-Cooperation Movement

(d) Visit of the Simon Commission to India


Answer: (a)

Explanation:

  • In July 1905, when Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, declared the partition of Bengal, the Indian National Congress responded by launching the Swadeshi movement in Bengal.
  • This movement was aimed at protesting against the partition and also led to the initiation of the Boycott movement throughout the country.
  • The Swadeshi movement was primarily led by key figures such as Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bipin Chandra Pal, and Lala Lajpat Rai.

Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.

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