RAJA RAM MOHAN ROY'S STRUGGLE FOR THE UPLIFTMENT OF WOMEN

2013-03-14T06:16:08Z (GMT) by Ashok Yakkaldevi A.PREMA
<p>The pioneers of all our progressive movements including that of the liberation<br>for women may be divided into two groups. Both the groups recognized the reactionary<br>and coercive character of our social institutions and customs. The enlightened liberal<br>Indians who were known as the reformers recognized the principle of the liberty of the<br>individual. They were permeated with western liberal culture and hence invoked such<br>jibe, ral principles as individual liberty, equality of all human beings irrespective of sex<br>and other distinctions, respect for the personality of the individual and others when they<br>attacked reactionary authoritarian hierarchic social institutions and launched social<br>reform movements including that of the liberation of the Indian women. As regards the<br>rationalist approach Ranade remarked that it was wrong to revive old institutions it they<br>were unable to meet new social needs. “When we are asked to revive our institutions and<br>customs, people seem to be very much at sea as to what it is they seem to revive”.</p> <p> </p>

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