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Ram Mohan Roy
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Ram Mohan Roy
  • Born: 22nd May 1772 Radhanagar, Bengal, British India
  • Died: 27th September 1833 - Stapleton, Bristol, England
  • Occupation: Reformist
  • Notable achievements: Founder of the Brahmo Sabha movement
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"The greater our intercourse with European gentlemen, the greater will be our improvement in literary, social, and political affairs"

Ram Mohan Roy

"Today is the third reading of the Indian Bill in the House of Commons, after long vexatious debates in the Committee, impeding its progress under different pretensions"

Ram Mohan Roy

"The present system of Hindus is not well calculated to promote their political interests"

Ram Mohan Roy

"Kindly express my humble respects to the Governor-General and inform him that I have no inclination to appear before his august presence"

Ram Mohan Roy

"The superstitious practices which deform the Hindu religion have nothing to do with the pure spirit of its dictates"

Ram Mohan Roy

"It is necessary that some change should take place in their religion"

Ram Mohan Roy

"Just consider how terrible the day of your death will be. Others will go on speaking and you will not be able to argue back"

Ram Mohan Roy

"The reformed Parliament has disappointed the people of England; the ministers may perhaps redeem their pledge during next session"

Ram Mohan Roy

"The failure of several mercantile houses in Calcutta has produced much distrust both in India and England"

Ram Mohan Roy

"I have now given up all worldly avocations, and am engaged in religious culture and in the investigation of truth"

Ram Mohan Roy

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Ram Mohan Roy Biography

Ram Mohan Roy was born into the upper echelons of Bengal's Hindu caste hierarchy on 22nd May 1772 in Radhanagar. He received a varied education that was to prove useful in later years where he published journals in several languages most notably English, Hindi, Persian and Bengali.

In 1828 he founded the Brahmo Sabha movement which was instrumental in both social and religious reform. He campaigned vigorously against the Sati which followed a tradition of widows being sacrificed on the funeral pyre of their dead husbands. He succeeded and the practice of Sati was abolished in 1829.




Ram Mohan Roy's legacy to India was a successful reintroduction of the Vedanta school of philosophy whose pure and ethical principles were a welcome contrast to the excesses of the ruling classes.

The social reform hinduism he promoted and the large number of schools introducing an English education system are a lasting legacy to his great works and achievements.

In 1830 Ram Mohan Roy was appointed an ambassador of the Mughal Empire and travelled to England where he spent a successful 2 years diplomatically taking care of Indian needs back on the Indian sub-continent.

He died of meningitis on 27th September 1833 in Stapleton (just south of Bristol) and he was interred at the Arnos cemetery in Bristol (England).


Ram Mohan Roy quote it is necessary that some change should take place in their religion