Brahmo Samaj and Keshub Chandra Sen
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The Brahmo Samaj is a socioreligious reform organization founded in Calcutta (Kolkata) in 1828 that went on to become a pan-Indian movement with a far-reaching global impact that always outweighed the actual number of its adherents. The Brahmo Samaj (Society of Worshippers of the One True God; Shastri, 1911, 1) is often taken to be the earliest modern Indian movement dedicated to rational and open-minded reflection on religion as well as to the promotion of progressive reform in everything from …

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Brian A. Hatcher, “Brahmo Samaj and Keshub Chandra Sen”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 17 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000234>
First published online: 2012



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