Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Madras Native Association (MNA)”:
1.It is an association of landed and business classes of the Madras Presidency.
2.Gajula Lakshminarasu, who inspired the foundation of MNA.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: One of the first attempts to organise and vent the grievances against the British came through the formation of the Madras Native Association (MNA) on 26 February 1852.

  • An association of landed and business classes of the Madras Presidency, they expressed their grievances against the Company’s administration in the revenue, education and judicial spheres.
  • Gajula Lakshminarasu, who inspired the foundation of MNA, was a prominent businessman in Madras city.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT