When a journalist of England by name Chirol,
visited India, he studied the move- ment directed by Tilak and made false allegations
against Tilak. He charged that 'Tilak was the leader of a violent revolution. in India!'
Tilak claimed that this was an insult to him and went to court for damages, He had to go
to England for the 'Chirol episode' and had to remain there for 13 months. On account of
this, he had to spend his precious time and money.
It was not solely for this case that Tilak visited Eng land. His purpose also was to
explain to the British government condi- tions in enslaved India. He addressed hundreds of
meetings and intensified the 'Home Rule' movement. He won the friendship of leaders of the