Moderates were the indivisuals who are not the partisan,extreme, nor radical. The Early Nationalists, also known as the Moderates, were a group of political leaders  in India active between 1885 and 1905. 
Focusing on demands for reform, the Early Nationalists adopted a constitutional and peaceful approach to achieve their objectives. They remained friendly towards the then British rulers but believed that Indians should have a proper and legitimate role in the government of the country.