Social Reforms in India

Dear Readers, Here I provide list of Social Reforms in India , Social Reformers, year of foundation of reform organization, and place of reforms.


Other Important History Topics are:

List of all Timeline of Indian History: 2500 BC-1947 A

Complete List of Important Wars in Indian History: Battles

Indian National Congress (INC) President List

List of Viceroys of India (1858-14th Aug 1947)

Governor General of India list (1833 Act)

List of Governor General of Bengal

What is social reform movement in India?

A Social Reform means changed for the better or any attempt that seeks to correct any injustices in a society. Social Reform is a kind of social movement that aims to make gradual change, or change in certain aspects of society, rather than rapid or fundamental change.

Social Reformers in India

  • Raja Rammohan Ray, Swami Dayanand Sarasweti, Keshab chandra Sen ,Devendranath Tagore, Atmaram Pandurang, Joytiba Phule are Social Reformers in India.
  • They worked for abolition of castes and Untouchability, Purdah system, sati, child marriage, social inequalities and illiteracy.
  • They stood for the democratization of the society, removal of superstitions and decadent customs, spread of enlightenment and development of a rational and modern outlook.

List of famous Social Reforms in India

Socio-Religious Reform Movements and Reformers in India:

Name Founder Founded Year Place
Atmiya Sabha Raja Rammohan Ray 1815 Kolkata
Brahmo Sabha Raja Rammohan Ray 1828 Kolkata
Brahmo Samaj Raja Rammohan Ray 1828 Kolkata
Arya Samaj Swami Dayanand Saraswati 1875 Bombay
Adi Brahmo Samaj Keshab chandra Sen 1866 Kolkata
Tattvabodhini Sabha Devendranath Tagore 1839 Kolkata
Brahma Samaj of India Keshab chandra Sen 1866 Kolkata
Veda Samaj

(Brahmo Samaj of South)

Sridhara Naidu & Keshab chandra Sen 1864 Madras

(Chennai)

Indian Reform Association Keshab chandra Sen 1870 Kolkata
Sadharan Brahmo Samaj Anand Mohan Bose 1878 Kolkata
Prathana Sabha JM Govind Ranade 1867 Bombay
Prathana Samaj Atmaram Pandurang 1867 Bombay
Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda 1897 Belure
Dharma Sabha Radhakanta Dev 1830 Kolkata
Paramhansa Maddali Dadoba Pandurang & Balsastri Jambedkar 1849 Bombay
Young Bengal Movement Henry Vivian Derozio 1826 Kolkata
Namdhari / Kuka Movement Balak Singh & Satguru Ram Singh 1872 Punjab
Theosophical Society in India Annie Beasant 1898 Madras

(Chennai)

Theosophical Society H.P. Balatsvy & Col.Olcott 1875 New York
Banaras hindu University  Madan Mohan Malaviya 1916 Banaras
Decan Eeducational Socity GG. Agarkar ,

MG Ranade , &

VG Chibdonkar.

1884 Pune
Deva Samaj Shivnarayan Agnihotri 1887 Lahore
Seva Sadan Behramji M. Malabari 1885 Bombay
Indian National Social Conference MG Ranade 1887 Bombay
Madras Hindu Association Veresalingam Pantale 1892 Madras
Bharat Dharma Mahamandala M.Malaviya &

Pt. Din Dayal Shama

1929 Vanarasi
The Servants of Indian Society G.K. Gokhale 1905 Bombay
Poona Seva sadan(Unemployment of Women) G.K Devadhar & Ramabai Ranade 1909 Pune
Niskam Kama Math

(founded 1st Women University)

Dhonda Keshab Karve 1916 Pune
The Bharat Stri Mandal

(1st Women Organisation)

Saralabala Devi Chaudharirani 1910 Allahabad
Seva Samiti Pt. Hridayanath Kunzru 1914  Allahabad
Indian Women’s Association Annie Besant 1917 Adayar, Madras
Khudai Khidmatgar Movement

(Servants of God)

Abdul Gaffar khan 1929 Northwest 
Lokahitawadi  Gopal Hari Desmukh 1876 Maharashtra
Radhaswami Movement Shiv Dayal Saheb (Tulsi Ram) 1861 Agra
Satya Shodhak Samaj Joytiba Phule 1873 Pune

,Maharashtra

Rahnumai Mazdhyan Sabha Dadabhai Naroji 1851 Bombay
Social Service League N.M Joshi 1911 Bombay
Bahujan Samaj Mukundrao Patil 1940 Deccan, Maharashtra
All India Depressed class federation B.R Ambedkar 1920 Nagpur 
Harijan Sevak Sangha M. Gandhi 1932 Kingsway Camp in Delhi

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