Surendranath Banerjee was one of the earliest political leaders during the British Rule.
He founded the newspaper “The Bengalee” in 1879 and founded the Indian National Association with Anandmohan Bose, the first Indian political organization of its kind on July 26, 1876.
He is renowned today as pioneer leader of Indian politics. He published an important work, A Nation in Making, which was widely acclaimed.
The British respected him and referred to him during his later years as “Surrender Not Banerjee”.