Raja Rammohun Roy is generally regarded as the father of modern India, modern Indian liberal tradition and renaissance, a warrior for women's rights, a pioneer of social and political reforms, a future vision of international coexistence and a forerunner of India's constitutional liberals. As the father of modern India and a great
As a thinker, he made a relentless attempt to merge tradition and modernity. As an ardent supporter of the Indian Renaissance, Raja Rammohan Roy, for the faith of the Upanishads, the western orientation of education, the demand for civil liberties, the struggle for nationalism and the movement for self-government and secularism based on it, the efforts to reduce violence and religious reform Emphasized the need for widespread enthusiasm.
The Hindu tradition of the Indian Renaissance harmonized well with Western modernity. in this area
His important contributions are discussed below.
The father of religious and social reform movements, Raja Rammohan Roy, fought unceasingly against the superstitions and evils prevalent in the Hindu society of the 18th and 19th centuries. Of social reforms
As a leader, he said that social reform is an essential condition of achieving political freedom.
Opposing the arguments of the status quo advocates, they said that the creation of a new society based on tolerance, goodwill and wisdom is not possible, where the values of freedom, equality and fraternity are
Everyone should have the same faith and where everyone gets freedom from the traditional shackles of slavery.
In the implementation of his multilateral program of social reform, Rajaram Mohan Roy appealed to the social reformers to raise public opinion in his favor before starting the work of social reform. They
Also suggested several means of social reform. He asked people to act with discretion and also gave examples to remove social evils from Hindu religious texts and to improve them.
Not only did he reenact Hinduism texts, but he wrote many articles regarding social reforms. He also tried to attract the government's attention against the prevalent social and religious evils. Regarding the freedom of human beings in the world, wherever there were small and big movements going on in those days, they fully supported them.
Raja Rammohun Roy opposed the practice of sati. He told that the principle of 'co-death' is not a scripture but a distorted scripture
is . Lord William Banting issued a law declaring the practice of sati prohibited in 1829, mainly as a result of his efforts. In the newspaper named 'Bengal Harkara', Mrs. Francis K. Martin
It was written "Without the special help of the great Hindu philosopher King Rammohan Roy, it would probably not have been possible for the British government to abolish the law of Sati, but this was accepted by anyone.
No, it's missing. "
Raja Rammohan Roy emphasized on women's rights and women's education. He raised his voice against the atrocities on Hindu women. Ram Mohan Roy said that "Protestant Hindus should
Also give recognition to marriages which are received by Vedic marriages. Widow marriage, inter-caste marriages, post-puberty marriages etc. would have been accepted in Hindu society if their advice had been accepted. He also introduced the practice of widow remarriage and spread it openly. Prostitution is the most vampiric of social evils. Raja Ram Mohan Roy waged a huge campaign against prostitution and urged the government to declare it illegal, and to control it.