Rammohan as the ‘first modern man’ of India realized early that social reform was the precondition for the regeneration of the people of our country.

But he was aware that in those days society and religion in India were linked up with one another. Thus he approached reform of the social system through religious reforms.

The Brahmo Samaj was established by Rammohan with the purpose of promoting among different religious groups a faith in the unity of the divine and man, as also a spirit of tolerance.

He attacked the caste system. Also he protested against the sati and child-marriage.


Rammohan also had in his mind the matter of the uplift of the womenfolk. These were, in short, the objectives with which the Brahmo Samaj was founded by Rammohan.