Questions

When was Raja Ram Mohan Roy born? – 22 May 1772 (West Bengal)

When did Raja Ram Mohan Roy die? – 27 September 1833 (in Bristol due to meningitis)

Raja Ram Mohan Roy was the founder of which famous movement? – Bramho Sabha movement (1828)

Which title was awarded to Raja Ram Mohan Roy for his efforts to protect Hinduism and Indian rights? – The Father of Indian Renaissance

Who conferred the title of ‘Raja’ on Raja Ram Mohan Roy? – Mughal Emperor Akbar II (1831)

Facts

Raja Ram Mohan Roy was known for his efforts to establish the abolishment of the practice of sati, the Hindu funeral practice in which the widow was compelled to sacrifice herself in her husband’s funeral pyre in some parts of Bengal. It was largely due to his efforts that the practice of Sati was banned by the British in 1829.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy first introduced the term ‘Hinduism’ into English language in 1816.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy co-founded the Calcutta Unitarian Society.

Roy was married three times. As a custom during those days, he was married as a child. When his child-bride died, he was married again. His second wife too passed away in 1824. His third wife Uma Devi outlived him.

In 1815 Roy founded Atmiya Sabha to propagate his doctrines of monotheistic Hinduism. Atmiya Sabha used to publish a weekly called ”Bengal Gazette’, a news paper in Persian called ‘Miratul-Akbar’ and a Bengali weekly called ‘Sambad Kaumudi’.

In 1830 Raja Ram Mohan Roy travelled to England as an ambassador of the Mughals.

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