Brief article on Raja Rammohan Roy

Great men are there in West-Bengal and in India in history of Indian culture. Raja Rammohan Roy, the forerunner of renaissance and the messiah of a new age. Rammohan was born in 1772 in a village of Bengal. From his very boyhood days he fought against religious superstitions. Thus he incurred the wrath of his father and was disinherited. He wrote a book in Arabic to tell the world about the spirit of true religion.

By then his fame reached beyond the bounds of India to the westemmost coast of Europe, Spain. In 1812 the Spanish revolutionaries were fighting Napoleon. They brought our a constitution, But it was really a wonder that they dedicated that constitution to this great man from Bengal. Again when the Americans fought for the abolition of slavery they issued a manifesto in 1832. They too signed it in the name of Rammohan, the wisest man living. He fought all his life to do away with the cruel custom of Sati . It was he, who brought the East closer to the West. If the people of farthest America and Spain admire a man so much, why should we lag behind? His death in 1833 in Bristol created a void in our land.


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