Category Archives: Social Reformers

Bhagini Nivedita

To not a few of us, the words of Swami Vivekananda came as living water to men perishing of thirst. Many of us had been conscious for years past of that growing uncertainty and despair with regard to Religion, which … Continue reading

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Swami Shraddhanand

“When I went to visit the gurukul of Mahatma Munshiram, in Haridwar, I felt so much at peace. There was a world of difference between the bustle of Haridwar and the peace at the Gurukul. The Mahatma bathed me in … Continue reading

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Madan Mohan Malaviya

Pandit Vrajanath, was a pious Brahmin who earned his living by reciting the Srimadh Bhagavata( a collection of tales on Krishna). It was his only source of income, and quite meager to support himself or his family. However like most … Continue reading

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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

A young officer was travelling to another place to listen to a lecture, at a village, somewhere in Bengal, during the late 19th century. The train reached its destination and the officer was looking for a coolie to carry his … Continue reading

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Maharshi Karve

In my previous article, I had written about Kandukuri Veeresalingam, who pioneered widow remarriage in Andhra Pradesh, and also championed women’s education. The late 19th century and early 20th century had seen many reform movements in India, first starting from … Continue reading

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Kandukuri Veeresalingam Pantulu

“Dhittamaina silpalu, devalalu, Kattukadhala, chitrangi kanaka medalu. Kottukoni poyi vunna koti lingalu, Veeresalingam okadu migilenu chaalu” (Magnificent sculptures and temples, Golden Roofs of the story teller Chitrangi, Crore Shiva lingas washed away, Veeeresalingam left alone is enough). So go the … Continue reading

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Swami Dayananda Saraswati

‘   1838, Tankara, Kathiawar( now currently in Morbi district of Gujarat)– A 14 year old boy named Moolshankar was keeping awake, during the Shiv Ratri Jagaran, at the local temple. So named, because he was born in the Mul … Continue reading

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