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Rammohun Roy (1772?–1833)

Rammohun Roy (räm-mō-hun’ roi). A Hindu rajah; born at Rádhánagar, Bengal, May 1772?; died at Bristol, England, Sept. 27, 1833. Rejecting the Hindu religion at an early age, he published ‘A Gift to Monotheists,’ a protest against idolatry and priestcraft. He embraced the moral principles of Christianity, and issued ‘The Precepts of Jesus, the Guide to Peace and Happiness’ (1820); an English abridgment of the sacred books of the Vedanta (1826); and numerous pamphlets concerning the condition of India.