UPSC History Arts and Cultural Movements Question Bank Socio-Religious and Cultural Reforms

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    Who among the following was founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal?                                            

    A)  J.A. Hickey

    B)  Max. Muller

    C)  Wilkins

    D)  William Jones

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

     William Jones founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal on 15 January 1784. It was started to enhance the cause of Oriental research. It was presided over by Sir Robert Chambers, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the Fort William in Calcutta.

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