Tag: arya samaj

Social and Religious Reform Movements in Bengal and Elsewhere

Social and Religious Reform Movements in Bengal and Elsewhere: Colonialism, basically, implied economic relation but it widely influenced existing socio-cultural structure as well. In fact, the need for efficient economic exploitation of the colony demanded the cultural hegemonisation by metropolitan state. So the colonial state in India started socio-cultural engineering to serve its colonial interest.

Swami Dayanand Saraswati & Arya Samaj

Arya Samaj: Mula Shankar, later known as Dayanand Saraswati, was born in 1824 in a Brahmin family, in the petty state of Morvi, Kathiawar in Gujarat. Left home at the age of 21 & wandering for 15 years in search of knowledge. At last, in 1860, he found his guru in Swami Virjananda Saraswati, a