Tech giant Google on Tuesday marked the 246th birth anniversary of social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy with a doodle.
The Google remembered the contributions of the Raja Ram Mohan Roy, who is considered, “father of the Indian Renaissance.”.
It was he who took on orthodoxy, power, religion and relentlessly campaigned for the abolition of the barbaric practice of Sati, championing the cause of women rights.
Ram Mohan Roy was born in Radhanagar of Hooghly district, in West Bengal.
It need be mentioned that Raja Ram Mohan Roy had learnt Persian and Arabic along with Sanskrit.
It is this education that is said to have influenced his thinking about one god as he preached unity of God and made early translations of Vedic scriptures into English in the later parts of his life.
After the death of his father in 1803 he moved to Murshidabad where he published his first book, a Persian treatise with an Arabic preface, “Tuhfat-ul-Muwahhidin” or “A Gift to Monotheism”.
In addition to acquiring knowledge of the ancient Vedantic literature, he also studied the Tantric works with the aid of Hariharananda Tirthaswami.
He mastered the Kalpa Sutra and other Jain texts, along with improving his knowledge of English language.>