Raja Rammohun Roy
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Vidyasagar has been consistently charged with entertaining agnostic or atheistic ideas. While he never gave up his sacred thread, had a high regard for certain Brahmanical rites and for Brahmanhood in general, but little patience for specific daily rituals. Here, we look at Vidyasagar’s…
In May 2019, Raja Rammohun Roy was accused of being a ‘chamcha’ of the British and an anti-Hindu advocate. We look at how Roy was, perhaps, the first feminist in India and very much a Hindu, but of a different kind from those now claiming to more authentically represent Hinduism. (Photo Courtesy:…
Prof. Basu talks about the social understanding of caste as an agency and institution of social divisions in the colonial times as well as in the post-colonial state.
This module explores how the institution of caste has been used to understand Indian society since the mid-19th century. The overview article is on Rabindranath Tagore's ideas and opinions about caste; allied articles focus on perceptions of caste by the literati of 19th-century Bengal and on the …