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?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2016 Prelims]

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Answer: (b)

Explanation:

  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy established the Calcutta Unitarian Committee, while Keshab Chandra Sen was a renowned social reformer from Bengal who became a member of the Brahmo Samaj in 1856.
  • On January 24, 1868, Keshab laid the foundation stone of his mandir, known as the Tabernacle of New Dispensation, and led a procession to the proposed site, accompanied by his followers performing sankirtan. This was the first Brahmo street procession in Calcutta, but it was criticized by the Adi Samaj as a degradation of Brahmoism.
  • Keshab was also a member of the Indian Reform Association, which aimed to create public awareness against child marriage, promote the status of women, and legalize the Brahmo form of marriage by establishing a minimum age for marriage.

Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.

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