Ram Mohan Roy, The Father Of The Indian Renaissance
Ram Mohan Roy was a Bengali man from the 19th century. After watching a widow burnt alive as part of a Hindu funeral ceremony, he dedicated his life to improving women’s rights and restoring pride in Indian identity.
He faced steep opposition from both the Hindu and Christian elite, but remained unflinching in his cause.
Ram Mohan Roy is widely celebrated by Bengali people worldwide.
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Sources and Further Reading:
The English Works of Raja Rammohoun Roy by Jogendra Chunder Ghose
Biography of Raja Ram Mohan Roy by Readers Delight, New Delhi
The Precepts of Jesus: The Guide to Peace and Happiness by Ram Mohan Roy
Neo-Hindu Views of Christianity by Arvind Sharma
Rammohan Roy and the Unitarians By Alan D Hodder
The life and letters of Raja Rammohun Roy – Sophia Dobson
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