Ram Mohun Roy - Bedford Square, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 31.123 W 000° 07.758
30U E 699162 N 5711417
Quick Description: A slightly battered blue plaque in Bedford Square, London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/19/2011 9:10:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMCBNH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug
Views: 10

Long Description:
This plaque is slightly damaged on its edge with the enamel being chipped off in two locations.

The plaque reads:
On the edge:
"Greater London Council"
In the centre:
"Ram / Mohun / Roy / 1772 - 1833 / Indian Scholar / and Reformer / lived here"


Raja Ram Mohan Roy (22 May 1772 – 27 September 1833) was an Indian religious, social, and educational reformer who challenged traditional Hindu culture and indicated the lines of progress for Indian society under British rule. He is sometimes called the father of modern India. He founded, along with Dwarkanath Tagore and other Bengalis, of the Brahmo Sabha in 1828, which engendered the Brahmo Samaj, an influential Indian socio-religious reform movement during the Bengal Renaissance. His influence was apparent in the fields of politics, public administration, and education, as well as religion. He is known for his efforts to abolish the practice of sati, the Hindu funeral practice in which the widow immolated herself on her husband's funeral pyre.

Text source: (visit link)
Blue Plaque managing agency: Greater London Council

Individual Recognized: Ram Mohun Roy

Physical Address:
49 Bedford Square
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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