Why is Raja Ram Mohan Roy called the Father of the Modern Indian Renaissance?
Raja Ram Mohan Roy was born on 22 May 1772 at Radhanagar, Bengal in an orthodox Brahman family. He formed the Atmiya Sabha and Brahmo Samaj and has a major contribution to the modern Indian Renaissance. His major contributions are as under-
- He worked against the practice of Sati.
- He raised his voice against the purdah system.
- He abolished the evil practice of child marriage.
- He stopped polygamy.
- For women's empowerment, he worked for female education and widow remarriage.