Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mahadev Govind Ranade

Mahadev Govind Ranade was a founding member of the Indian National Congress.  He was a well known public figure as he was Indian scholar, social reformer and author. He published books on Indian economics and on Maratha history.  Below 



He was a founder of the Social Conference movement and he opposed child marriage, the shaving of widows' heads, the heavy cost of marriages and other social functions. He was a staunch supporter of widow remarriage and female education. While he valued India’s history, he encouraged the acceptance of change, believing traditional social structures, like the caste system, should accommodate change, thereby preserving India’s ancient heritage. 

15 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Great post.Nice captured.

krishna said...

good post!!

joshidaniel.com said...

looking so nice :)

joo said...

Great person!

Molly said...

he sounds like quite an interesting guy

Mollyxxx

Powell River Books said...

He stood for many important things. - Margy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

He sounds like a man who had vision for the future! Women deserve equal rights

Light and Voices said...

Always fond of the historical photos you take. Have a nice week-end.
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

Jeevan said...

Great knowing about this revolutionary! Nice shot on his sculpture

magiceye said...

Superb capture!!

Alexa T said...

Lots of interesting aspects about a strong personality! Greetings!

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Short but Informative post and nice capture, i have read about him in History.

purba chakraborty said...

Very well captured :)

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Nice....where is this statue ?

Rajesh said...

Ranjana: This is in a area close to Floral Fountain in Mumbai