Nationalism in Europe is usually associated with the formation of Nation-states. However, in the Colonies like India, the growth of nationalism is intimately linked to the anti – Colonial movement. It is rightly said that nationalism in the Colonies developed partly as a result of and partly as a reaction to the policies of the Colonizers. The Colonial rule negatively affected the different sections of the people in the Colonies which developed a common feeling of oppression among them. It provided them with a good platform for the exchange of nationalist and liberal ideas.