Keshab Chandra Sen
Introduction: Keshab Chandra Sen was born in 1838 in a distinguished family of Calcutta. He joined the Brahmo Samaj in 1857 and became a whole time missionary in 1861.
Contributions: Keshab Chandra Sen brought to Brahmo Samaj a dynamic force which it had never possessed before.
He was supposed to be more progressive in his religious outlook than Debendranath Tagore.
He advocated female education, supported widow remarriage and denounced polygamy.
At his request the Government of India passed the Civil Marriage Act of 1872.
He took interest in temperance movement in Calcutta and brought public attention to this great social evil.
His all India tours initiated the process of building a common platform for the people of different regions in India.