Indian reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy was one of the founders of the Brahmo Sabha, which served as the forerunner of the Brahmo Samaj and was a social and religious reform movement on the Indian subcontinent, in 1828. Akbar II, the Mughal emperor, bestowed the title “Raja” upon him. His impact might be seen in the areas of politics, government, education, and religion. He was well-known for his attempts to end child marriage and the sati customs. Many historians regard Roy as the “Father of the Indian Renaissance.”
Radhanagar, Hooghly District, Bengal Presidency is where Ram Mohan Roy was born. A Rarhi Kulin (noble) Brahmin, Krishnakanta Bandyopadhyay was his great-grandfather. Kulin Brahmins from the Rarhi area of West Bengal were known in the 19th century for living off dowries by marrying several women. They were decedents of the six Brahmin families that Ballal Sen introduced from Kannauj in the 12th century. Rammohan actively opposed polygamy and the dowry system, which were both associated with kulinismus. His mother, Tarini Devi, was from a Shaivite household, while his father, Ramkanta, was a Vaishnavite. In addition to being a brilliant scholar of Sanskrit, Persian, and English, he was also well-versed in Arabic, Latin, and Greek. He was trained by one of his parents to be a scholar, the Shastri, while the other secured for him all the worldly advantages needed to launch a career in the laukik or worldly sphere of public administration. Torn between these two parental ideals from early childhood, Ram Mohan vacillated between the two for the rest of his life.
|Books name||Mahatma Raja Rama Mohana Ray / ମହାତ୍ମା ରାଜା ରାମମୋହନ ରାୟ|
|No Of pages||10|
|Publisher||Utkala Brahma Samaj|
|Printed At||The Utkala Sahitya Press|