Raja Ram Mohan Roy Jayanti 2023: A reformer from India named Raja Rammohun Roy helped found the Brahmo Sabha in 1828. He was the forerunner of the Brahmo Samaj, an Indian subcontinental movement for social and religious reform. The Mughal emperor Akbar II bestowed upon him the title of Raja.In the areas of politics, government, education, and religion, Raja Roy had a significant impact. His work to end child marriage and the sati customs was well-known. 


Raja Rammohun Roy Interesting Facts 

  • Many historians regard Rammohun Roy as the "Father of the Bengal Renaissance." A cultural, social, intellectual, and artistic movement known as the Bengal Renaissance took place in the Bengal province of the British Raj between the late 18th and the early 20th century.  

  • The Upanishads' ethical teachings from the Vedanta school of thought were rediscovered by Raja Roy. He shared his message of the oneness of God, contributed to the early English translations of Vedic texts, co-founded the Calcutta Unitarian Society, and established the Brahma Samaj. Indian civilization underwent significant transformation and modernization thanks in large part to the Brahma Samaj. 

  • Ram Mohan Roy, a representative of the Mughal Empire, visited the UK in 1830 to prevent Lord William Bentinck's Bengal Sati Regulation, 1829, which outlawed the practise of Sati, from being overturned. 

  • Roy established the Unitarian Community and Atmiya Sabha in order to promote social and educational changes in India and combat societal ills. He was a champion of dispelling superstitions, a trailblazer in Indian education, and a literary and journalistic innovator in Bengali. 

  • Ram Mohan Roy objected to sati, caste rigidity, polygamy, and child marriages among other superstitious customs. British rulers frequently asserted moral superiority over the Indian populace because of these practises. In order to legitimise Hinduism in the eyes of the Christian world, Ram Mohan Roy's concepts of religion aggressively strove to establish humanitarian practises that were comparable to the Christian principles professed by the British in order to build a fair and just society.

  • Together with David Hare, he founded the Hindu College in Calcutta in 1817. Roy established the Anglo-Hindu school in 1822 and the Vedanta College four years later in 1826. At both institutions, he urged that his monotheistic theories be incorporated with a contemporary, western curriculum.

  • Roy was labelled a pygmy by Gandhi, who disapproved of his adherence to English philosophy and education. In a letter, Tagore—whose family had ordered Roy's mausoleum in Bristol—rejected Gandhi's assertion that Roy lacked the entire weight of Indian wisdom. Roy, Tagore claimed, had received the full inheritance.