Who is Known as the Father of Modern Indian Renaissance?

By meenakshi|Updated : July 15th, 2022

Raja Ram Mohan Roy is called the father of the modern Indian Renaissance because of his revolutionary contribution to Indian history during the 18th and 19th centuries. He started the fire of liberal reforms by abolishing the evil practices of the society, the major being child marriage, and Sati Pratha. 

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.

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FAQs on Who is known as the father of modern Indian Renaissance?

  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy led the renaissance in modern Indian literature by raising voices against the practice of Sati and child marriage.

  • The major social reforms by Raja Ram Mohan Roy are the formation of Atmiya Sabha and Brahmo Samaj. He formed them with the aim to abolish the caste system, polygamy, child marriage, and sati. He also worked for women's rights over the inheritance of property.

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