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May 22

Raja Rammohun Roy

1772 – Raja Rammohun Roy was born in Bengal, India. He became one of India’s most talented linguists, philosophers, and social and religious reformers. He admired the teaching of Jesus. He founded the Brahmo Samaj (“The Society of Brahma”), which adapted Unitarian principles to Hinduism. He worked for reformation of the caste system and women’s rights, opposed polygamy, female servitude, and “widow burning.” The Brahmo Samaj is still active in India.

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