Paragraph on Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1977-1833) was born in the British ruled Bengal. He belonged to a prosperous but orthodox family. He developed a liberal attitude towards different religions. He opposed idol worship. This attitude forced him to leave his house. Ram Mohan worked as the assistant of John Digby, an official of the East India Company. Roy studied several languages. He wrote on the ethical teachings of Christ in order to teach his Hindu monotheistic doctrines. He was a pioneer in the introduction of western education in India. He founded the ‘Brahmo Samaj’. Through his strong efforts, ‘sati’ was banned by the British. He was granted the title of Raja by the titular king of Delhi. Roy also defends the peasants. He suggested several administrative and social reforms. He has been rightly called the “Father of modern India.”

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