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18th Century Revolts and Reform

  • Ishwar Chandra Vidhya Sagar: Work and Teachings

    Ishwar Chandra Vidhya Sagar was born in a poor Brahman family in 1820, and had a brilliant career as a student of Sanskrit. For his great learning, the Sanskrit College in Calcutta, of which he was the principal for a few years, conferred on him the title of ‘Vidyasagar’.

    May 15, 2019
  • Ram Mohan Roy| Brahmo Samaj: Significance & Objectives

    Raja Ram Mohan Roy is regarded as "Father of Modern India" who founded the first religious reform organisation i.e. Brahmo Samaj in 1828.The two most prominent leader of the Brahmo Samaj were Debendranath Tagore and Keshab Chandra Sen.

    May 22, 2018
  • Summary of the Tribal Rebellions during British rule in India

    Tribal movements or rebellions or uprising in India were inspired by revolutionary tendencies. They wanted to make use of the situation to fight and eliminate evils and ill-tendencies that existed in the contemporary tribal society. In this article, we are giving a complete summary of the Tribal Rebellions during British India that will helps the aspirants in the preparations of examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA, Railways etc.

    Mar 20, 2018
  • The Revolt of 1857: Causes, Nature, Importance and Outcomes

    The Revolt of 1857 (Also regarded as India's First War of Independece) was an extremely important event in Indian history. It was initiated by the sepoy of the company which arouses the accumulated grievances of the people against the Company’s administration and of their dislike for the foreign regime.

    Feb 1, 2018
  • Ramakrishna Mission and Vivekananda: Contribution in Social Reform

    The 19th century God-man of India was- Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Vivekananda. Ramkrishna Paramhansa’s and Vivekananda’s philosophies moved around harmony of religions. Ramakrishna Mission was founded in 1897 by the favourite disciple of Ramkrishna Paramhansa i.e. Vivekananda.

    Nov 24, 2017
  • Socio-Religious Reform Movements and Reformers in India: A Complete Overview

    The dawn of the 19th century witnessed the birth of new vision- a modern vision among some enlightened sections of the Indian society. This enlightened vision was to shape the course of events for decades to come and even beyond. Here, we are giving a complete overview on the Socio-Religious Reform Movements and Reformers in India that will enhance the knowledge of readers to understand, how Indian Society transformed after reform movements.

    May 17, 2017
  • Theosophical Society: Roles and Features of the movement in India

    The Theosophical Society was founded by Madame Blavatsky and Col. Olcott in 1875 in New York. It was only in 1879, that this ideology gained its roots in the Indian culture and Society. It was crystallised in the Madras Presidency with its headquarters in Adayar. The movement was popularised by Annie Besant in India.

    Oct 12, 2015
  • Muslim Socio-Religious Movements in India

    In the early 19th century, the first signs of Muslim awakening appeared under the leadership of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan of Bareilly in U.P. and Shariatullah of Bengal. This was happening due to the Christian Missionaries, influence of western ideas and modern education.

    Oct 12, 2015
  • Syed Ahmad Khan | Aligarh Movement: Consequences & Objectives

    Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was one of the greatest Muslim reformers of India. He interpreted Quran in the light of modern rationalism and science. His greatest achievement was the establishment of the Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College(Also known as Aligarh Muslim University) at Aligarh in 1875.

    Oct 12, 2015
  • Reform Movements in Western India

    The Prarthana Samaj is one of the prominent reform movement in western India which was founded in 1867 by Dr. Atmaram Pandurang, Mohadev Govind Ranade and Ramakrishna Bhandarkar against the caste system and the practice of untouchability.The leaders of the Prathana Samaj were influenced by the Brahmo Samaj.

    Oct 12, 2015
  • Reform Movements in Southern India

    The Reform Movements in Southern India draws inspiration from the Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj and other northern reforms movements. Chembeti Sridharalu Naidu, Narayan Guru,Kandukuri Veeresalingam were the most prominent leader of the Reform Movements in Southern India.

    Oct 12, 2015
  • Social Legislation under British Rule

    In the begining of the 19th century, Britishers injected various social legislation & the policies though helped in abolition of social evils prevalent at that time but gradually led to breach the socio-religious fabric of India since they were mainly focused and based on the English perception and attitude.

    Oct 12, 2015
  • Vivian Derozio | Young Bengal Movement: Ideas, Objectives and Teaching

    During the late 1820s and early 1830s, there was emergence of a radical and intellectual trend among the youth in Bengal, which came to be known as the ‘Young Bengal Movement’. A young Anglo-Indian, Henry Vivian Derozio, who taught at the Hindu College from 1826 to 1831, was the leader as well as inspirer of this progressive trend.

    Oct 7, 2015