Important Social Reforms in India for RBI Grade B


Movement
Founder
Purpose of the movement
Atmiya Sabha-Calcutta,1815
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
To Promote Free thinking & also challenged & criticized orthodox religions
Brahmo Samaj-Calcutta,1828
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Ban on Sati System
Dharma Sabha-Calcutta,1829
Radhakant Dev
Counter the social reform movements led by characters such as Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Henry Derozio
Tattvabodhini Sabha- Calcutta, 1839
Debendranath Tagore
To promote a more rational and humanist form of Hinduism based on the Vedanta , the Upanishads
Manav Dharma Sabha- Surat, 1844
Durgaram Mancharam
The objectives of the Sabha were to expose the false arts present in Christian, Muslim and Hindu religions
Paramhansa Mandli- Bombay, 1849
Dadoba Pandurang
Breaking Caste rules, supporting Women’s education & widow remarriage
Brahmo Samaj of India-Calcutta, 1866
Keshab Chandra Sen
Native Marriage Act, 1872-Age of groom(18) & bride (14)
Satyashodhak Samaj- Pune, 1873
Jyotiba Phule
Social Service & Spread education among women & lower caste people
Arya Samaj- Bombay, 1875
Swami Dayanand Saraswati
Condemned Animal Sacrifices, caste system etc., & endorsed that Vedas are everything.
Started Shuddhi Movement to bring back those Hindus who had converted to Islam and Christianity.
Ramakrishna Mission- Belur, 1897
Swami Vivekananda
Main aim & ideals of the mission are only spiritual & humanitarian & has no relation with politics
Aligarh Movement- Aligarh, 1886
Syed Ahmad Khan
Education of Muslims
Theosophical Society-New york, 1875
Madam H.P. Blavatsky and Col H.S. Olcott
Opposed Child Marriage
Prarthna Samaj- Bombay, 1867
Atmaram Pandurang
Abolition of Child marriages, Educational opportunities to the lot of women & widow remarriage
Young Bengal Movement- Calcutta, 1828
Henry Louis Vivian Derozio
Free Thinking & revolt against the Social & religious structure of Hindu Society
Servants Of India Society- Bombay, 1905
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
To promote education, Sanitation, Health care & fight the social evils of untouchability & discrimination
Social Service League-Bombay , 1911
N.M. Joshi
The League conducted training programs for volunteers, whose services were later utilized for relief work among people suffering from famines, epidemics, floods and other disasters, and also for welfare programs among the poor and the needy
Bhoodan movement- Telangana, 1951
Acharya Vinoba Bhave
Donate land to the Harijans
Kuka / Namdhari Movement- Ludhiana, 1857
Guru Ram Singh
Non- Violence & Non- cooperation as the two weapons against British
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