Episode 9

Raja Ram Mohan Roy: The Father of Bengal Renaissance

Season: 3 Episode: 9

On May 22, it will be the  250th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy,  the "Father of Bengal Renaissance," the founder of the "Brahmo Samaj," and a stalwart warrior against the social evils that plagued Indian society. He was not only a great social reformer and educator, but he also had an impact on religion, politics, and public administration.

Find out more about this forward thinking reformer who just wanted to use his influence to make the world a better place.

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SOURCES

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Historic England

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

(1) Nottingham Journal - Saturday 23 April 1831

(2) North Devon Journal - Thursday 17 October 1833

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