6 July 2020 The Grand Old Man – first Asian MP

Dinyar Patel on bbc.co.uk: “. . . No less than the British prime minister, Lord Salisbury, derided Naoroji as a “black man” undeserving of an Englishman’s vote. But he convinced just enough of his target audience. In 1892, voters in Central Finsbury in London elected him to Parliament by a margin of five votes (thereafter dubbing him Dadabhai Narrow-majority). Dadabhai Naoroji, MP, lost little time making his case in Parliament.” click here.