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Question: Who among the following set up the Atmiya Sabha in Calcutta in the first half of the ninteenth century ?
1)Radhakant Dev
2)Ram Mohan Roy
3)Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
4)Debendranath Tagore


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Exam Exam: SOCIO RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT IN 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY_





1814 Rammohun came and settled in Calcutta and in 1815 founded the Atmiya Sabha - an association for the dissemination of the religious truth and the promotion of free discussions of theological subjects. Amongst the rich and influential who gathered around him at that time were Prince Dwarkanath Tagore of Jorasanko, Prasanna Kumar Tagore of Pathuriaghata, Kali Nath and Baikuntha Nath Munshi of Taki, Raja Kali Shankar Ghoshal of Bhukailash etc. But the meetings of the Sabha were not the only means to propagate his doctrines. Here recital and expounding of Hindu scriptures were done and Govinda Mala would sing songs composed by Rammohun. In 1819 there took place a celebrated debate between Rammohun and Subrahmanya Sastri on the subject of idol worship in presence of the leading citizens of Calcutta including Raja Radhakanta Deb and Rammohun vanquished his adversary.

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