UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2016

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    Consider the following
    1. Calcutta Unitarian Committee
    2. Tabernacle of New Dispensation
    3. Indian Reform Association
    Keshab chandra Sen is associated with the establishment of which of the above?

    A)  1and 3

    B)         2 and 3  

    C)  Only 3 

    D)         1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Exp. [b] On the occasion of the anniversary festival on 24th January, 1868, Keshub laid the foundation stone of his mandir called the Tabernacle of New Dispensation. Keshub and his followers marched to the proposed spot early in the morning performing sankirtan and this was the first Brahmo street procession and it was the first of its kind in Calcutta. Adi Samaj condemned it as a degradation of Brahmoism Indian Reform Association was formed on 29th October, 1870 keshab Chandra Sen as President. It represented the secular side of the Brahmo Samaj and included many who did not belong to Brahmo Samaj. The objective was to put into practice some of the ideas Sen was exposed to during his visit to Great Britain. The calcutta Unitarian Committee was established by Rammohan Roy, Dwrkanath Tagore and William Adam in 1823.

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