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Rammohan Roy: Civil Rights

Amiya P. Sen

He would be free or not be at all … love of freedom was perhaps the strongest passion of his soul; freedom not of action merely but of thought.

 

William Adam

The character of a nation is always in a great degree dependant on the character of individuals … the single name of Rammohan Roy is cherished by the more enlightened of his countrymen with gratitude and admiration because they feel how much they owe him when foreigners speak with insulting contempt—as they often do—of the native intellect, the example of Rammohan Roy is appealed to as an answer.

 

Bengal Herald, 17 January 1841

On 5 April 1823, an anonymous correspondent of the Calcutta Journal, a popular newspaper of the time, produced what appear ...

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