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Friday August 12, 2022

Raja Rammohun Roy

A work by Baltazard Solvyns depicting Sati

Rediscovering Raja Rammohun Roy

As we flip through the pages, we come across the Raja’s short autobiography, a biographical note, reforms linked with him, his hand-written letter, a list of books penned by him in Persian, Sanskrit, Bengali and English, an assessment of his contribution by Vidyasagar, Keshav Chandra Sen and Akshoy Kumar Dutt, all pillars of the Bengal Renaissance.

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Raja Rammohun: A Look Back in Wonder

When the first poster came out before the film’s release in October 1965, there was little to choose between Chowdhury and H.P. Briggs’ famous portrait of the Raja made in 1832. As the sestercentennial (250th) birth anniversary celebrations of Raja Rammohun Roy pick up pace in India and Great Britain, one can only look back in wonder at the film.

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