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Nationalism and Social Reforms

Shyamji Krishna Varma was highly impressed with the work of Shri Lokmanya Tilak.He fully supported Tilak during the consent of Age Bill Controversy of 1890. Shyamji initiated very friendly relations with Tilak, which inspired him to the Nationalist Movement in the next decade. The timid and futile cooperative policy of Congress Party did not appeal to Shyamji. He dejected the petitioning, praying, protesting, cooperating and collaborating policy of the Congress Party, which he considered undignified and shameful.

In 1897, the atrocities inflicted during the plague crisis in Poona on Indians by the British Government, stunned and shocked Shyamji. At this point in life, he felt full justification for the Nationalist stand taken by Nathu brothers and Tilak. When he saw them sentenced to a barbarous imprisonment he saw his future too ending up in jail like others. His immediate decision was to give up his lucrative career and to immigrate to England with a view to carry out the freedom fight from abroad. He had only one business in mind - training and inspiring the young sons and daughters of India to strive for the liberty of their Motherland.

He decided to dedicate all his money, time, scholarship, literary power and above all his life to serve his Motherland selflessly. He deliberately intended to launch uncompromising propaganda and to create support in England and Europe for the independence of India.