THEY WERE ALSO CALLED AS  the Moderates were a group of political leaders in India active between 1885 and 1905. Their emergence marked the beginning of the organised national movement in India. With members of the group drawn from educated middle-class professionals including lawyers, teachers and government officials, many of them were educated in England. They have become known as "Early Nationalists" because they believed in demanding reforms while adopting constitutional and peaceful means to achieve their aims..
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Nationalism, political or social philosophy in which the welfare of the nation-state as an entity is considered paramount.Nationalism is basically a collective state of mind or consciousness in which people believe their primary duty and loyalty is to the nation-state. Often nationalism implies national superiority and glorifies various national virtues. Thus love of nation may be overemphasized;concern with national self-interest to the exclusion of the rights of other nations may lead to international conflict.