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

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    Which one among the following was not a demand of the Prarthana Samaj? [NDA 2012-1]

    A)  Women education

    B)  Widows remarriage

    C)  Raising the age of marriage for boys and girls

    D)  Abolition of untouchability

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

     Prarthana Samaj was founded by M.G. Ranade and R.G. Bhandarkar in 1867 with an aim to make people behave in one God and worship only one God. The main reformers were the intellectuals who advocate reforms of the social system of the Hindus. He never demanded abortion of untouchability.

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