Who Started the Young Bengal Movement?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Young Bengal Movement was started by Henry Louis Vivian Derozio. At Hindu College in Calcutta, he taught history and English literature. In 1826, the Young Bengal Movement began. Hesperus and the Calcutta Literary Gazette were edited by Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, who was also involved with the India Gazette.

Young Bengal Movement Founder

Henry Louis Vivian Derozio was a radical thinker and of the first Indian educators that supported the thought of educating young people of India about Western learnings and science. The Young Bengal Movement is credited to Henry Louis Vivian Derozio.

  • He was a history and English literature professor at Hindu College in Calcutta.
  • A group of radical Bengali free thinkers from Hindu College in Calcutta known as the Derozians founded the Young Bengal Movement.
  • The Young Bengals were eager to revolt against the current social and religious framework of Hindu society because they were motivated by the spirit of free thought.
  • The Young Bengal Movement was inspired by the French Revolution, and the main motto of the movement was to spread intellectual revolution among young students.

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