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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Ram Mohun Roy

1772 - 1833

 
 
Ram Mohun Roy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
1. Ram Mohun Roy Marker
Inscription.
Indian Scholar
and Reformer
lived here

 
Erected 1985 by Greater London Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.121′ N, 0° 7.757′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Bedford Square just north of Bloomsbury Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Bedford Square, London Borough of Camden, England WC1B 3DP, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bedford College for Women (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Eldon (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Wakley (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Hodgkin (about 90 meters away); Sir Harry Ricardo (about 120 meters away); Topham and Lady Diana Beauclerk (about 120 meters away); Henry Cavendish (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .  Ram Mohan Roy (Wikipedia). "Raja Ram Mohan Roy (22 May 1772 – 27 September 1833) was the founder of the Brahmo Sabha movement in 1828, which engendered the Brahmo Samaj, an influential
Ram Mohun Roy Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
2. Ram Mohun Roy Marker - Wide View
The Ram Mohun Roy marker is visible on the left, and the Bedford College for Women marker is visible on the right.
socio-religious reform movement. His influence was apparent in the fields of politics, public administration and education as well as religion. He was known for his efforts to establish the abolition of the practice of sati, the Hindu funeral practice in which the widow was compelled to sacrifice herself in her husbandís funeral pyre in some parts of Bengal....Ram Mohan Roy's impact on modern Indian history was a revival of the pure and ethical principles of the Vedanta school of philosophy as found in the Upnishads. He preached the unity of God, made early translations of Vedic scriptures into English, co-founded the Calcutta Unitarian Society and founded the Brahma Samaj. The Brahma Samaj played a major role in reforming and modernising the Indian society. He successfully campaigned against sati, the practice of burning widows. He sought to integrate Western culture with the best features of his own country's traditions. He established a number of schools to popularise a modern system (effectively replacing Sanskrit based education with English based education) of education in India. He promoted a rational, ethical, non-authoritarian, this-worldly, and social-reform Hinduism. His writings also sparked interest among British and American Unitarians." (Submitted on December 21, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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