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Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Transcript of Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Modern Day Reference
Sati in The Present Day
NGOs fighting against Sati
Abolishing Sati Pratha
What Should We Learn from his Teachings
The Bengali Renaissance
Ram Mohan Roys' Life
Raja Ram Mohan Roy is often regarded as the father of Bengali renaissance. Renaissance means the revival of a certain art or culture. The Bengali renaissance is said to have begun with Raja Ram Mohan Roy and ended somewhat at the death of Rabindranath Tagore in 1941. During this periods arts such as Bengali literature and poetry flourished. Rabindranath Tagore also won the Nobel Prize for literature for his work Gitangli.
History Is all about learning from the past and not committing the same mistakes our ancestors made. Thus from Raja Ram Mohans' life we can learn that no matter how hard the path may be ahead,if your will and conscience is strong you can achieve the goals you have set for yourselves no matter how unrealistic they may be.
Sati was a social practice practiced by several Indian communities. In this the recently widowed women wold burn herself on he dead husbands funeral pyre. Sati is and had been a hot topic of debate among Hindu scholars and priests. Sati has been abolished several times in history. However this practice was finally abolished in 1829 by Raja Ram Mohan Roy and the British.
In 1812 Bengali social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy
started his own campaign to ban this evil practice after seeing his own sister-in-law being forced to commit sati.In his campaign he visited Calcutta cremation grounds to persuade widows against sati. He formed watch groups to do the same, and wrote articles to show that the Hindu scriptures did not demand this social practice. Thus finally on 4 December 1829 the British Government passed a law banning the practice of sati pratha.
During Raja Ram Mohan Roys' battle for the abolishing the inhuman and evil practice of sati pratha, he faced many challenges. Some of the challenges he had to overcome were the fact that he was trying to abolish a practice that had been going on for several centuries and that fact that it was against the Hindu religion scriptures made this struggle for women's rights even tougher.
This ban had a profound impact on the issue of women's rights. It also changed the amount of recognition the women got from the male society. The campaign that Raja Ram Mohan Roy began changed the lifes of several widows in India. Followed by the efforts of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar who legalized widow re-marriage. Several women were and are forever indebted to the efforts of these two brave men who stood up for women's rights.
This Practice is not at large thus there are not many NGO's supporting the cause to abolish this inhuman practice. It is the legacy of Raja Ram Mohan Roy that today Sati is banned by law.
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Raja Ram Mohan Roy was born on 14 August 1772 in Bengal. His family was very religiously diverse. They laid a profound effect on his outlook towards various religions and their practices. His parents wanted him to become a scholar or a secular public administrator. But he became one of India's most famous social reformer.
During the rest of his life Raja Ram would be devoted as a social reformer who banned the inhuman practice of Sati and also abolished child marrige. He also promoted the incorporation of the westeren education system into the Indian system. He was also practised a journalistic carrer by publishing magazines in different languages.
A Breif Owerveiw of His Life
In 1830 Ram Mohan Roy traveled to the United Kingdom as an ambassador of the Mughal Emperor Akbar II who conferred on him the title of Raja to convince the British not to overturn the regulation banning the Practice of Sati. It was here in the United Kingdom that Raja Ram Mohan Roy died on September 27 1883
"Innumerable revolutions have taken place in all parts of the globe where no freedom of the press existed."
If Science and Mathematics are necessary for the British, why are they not necessary for us?
There is only one God. None equals Him. He has no end. He is present in all living beings.
Impact Of the Ban Of Sati Pratha
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