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Raja Ram Mohan Roy was born on 22nd May 1772. He was given the title of Raja by Akbar II. He is also considered to be the “Father of the Bengal Renaissance” by many historians. He was one of the founders of the Brahmo Samaj. He also gave some religious reforms to the Brahmo Samaj.
1. Brahmo Samaj believes that the most fundamental doctrines of Brahmoism are at the basis of every religion followed by a man.<div>
2. They believe in the existence of One Supreme God- God endowed with a distinct personality and moral attributes equal to his nature, and intelligence befitting the Author and Preserver of the Universe,” and worship him alone.
3. They also believe that God’s worship needs no fixed place or time. “We can adore Him at any time and any place, provided that time and that place are calculated to compose and direct the mind towards Him.”
He had studied the Quran, the Vedas, and the Upanishads, and therefore his beliefs were a combination of Hinduism, Islam, and the ideas of Freemasons.
Roy founded the Atmiya Sabha and the Unitarian Community to fight the social evils, and to propagate social and educational reforms in India. He also fought against superstitions and was a trend-setter in Bengali Prose and Indian Press. He fought against many social and educational reforms. He demanded property inheritance rights for women. He was the person who stood against the Hindu culture and abducted the practices of Sati, child marriage, and the caste system.
He believed education to be the only source of any social reform in the country. In collaboration with David Hare, he set up a Hindu college at Calcutta. He also supported the induction of western learning into Indian education. He had also set up Vedanta College which had courses that were a blend of Western and Indian learning. Ending this with a famous quote from Raja Ram Mohan Roy “I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the culture of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any”.