SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    Consider the following statements:
    Keshab Chandra Sen encouraged
    1. Remarriage of widows.
    2. Inter-caste marriage.
    3. Abolition of Purdah system.
    4. Higher university education for women.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2 only    

    B)  2, 3 and 4 only

    C)  1 and 4 only    

    D)         1, 2, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Keshab Chandra Sen was more liberal in his views compared to the other leaders of Brahmo Samaj and he was an ardent supporter of inter-caste marriage and widow remarriage. He and his followers secretly celebrated an inter-caste marriage in 1862 and they sponsored another inter-caste marriage in 1864. This time they did it publicly and it was also a widow remarriage. This act shocked the more conservative and orthodox Brahmos and a conflict started to begin between Keshab Chandra Sen and the other Brahmos. The conflict between Sen and Debendranath Tagore was broadened in 1865, when Tagore allowed the Brahmos conducting services to wear their sacred threads. Sen objected this decision and withdrew from the Brahmo Samaj along with his followers. Keshab Chandra Sen and his disciples soon established the Brahmo Samaj of India on 15th November, 1866. With this, the first schism of Brahmo Samaj came into existence, as the loyal people to Tagore grouped themselves into the Adi (original) Brahmo Samaj.

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