Topic– Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
1) Discuss the contribution of Raja Ram Mohan Roy towards the Indian society.(250 words)
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The question wants us to write in detail about the contribution of Raja Ram Mohan Roy towards the Indian society. We have to be as exhaustive as possible, within the prescribed word limit.
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Introduction– write a few introductory lines about Raja Ram Mohan Roy- his birth and mention that he is considered the first modern man of India.
Discuss the contribution of Raja Ram Mohan Roy towards Indian society. E.g Raja Ram Mohan Roy is considered as the pioneer of modern Indian Renaissance for the remarkable reforms he brought in the 18th and 19th century India. Among his efforts, the abolition of the brutal and inhuman Sati Pratha was the most prominent. His efforts were also instrumental in eradicating the purdah system and child marriage. In 1828, Ram Mohan Roy formed the Brahmo Samaj, uniting the Brahmos in Calcutta, a group of people, who had no faith in idol-worship and were against the caste restrictions; He advocated the introduction of an English Education System in the country teaching scientific subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and even Botany. He paved the way to revolutionizing education system in India by establishing Hindu College in 1817 along with David Hare which later went on to become one of the best educational institutions in the country producing some of the best minds in India. His efforts to combine true to the roots theological doctrines along with modern rational lessons saw him establish the Anglo-Vedic School in 1822 followed by the Vedanta College in 1826; Ram Mohan Roy was a staunch supporter of free speech and expression. He fought for the rights of vernacular press. He also brought out a newspaper in Persian called ‘Mirat ul Akhbar’ (the Mirror of News) and a Bengali weekly called ‘Sambad Kaumudi’ (the Moon of Intelligence). Etc.
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