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RAJA RAMMOHUN ROY
JOGENDRA CHUNDER GHOSE, M.A., B.L.
Asiatic Society Soc., &c., &c.
THE ENGLISH WORKS of Raja Ram Mohun Roy were with great difficulty, republished in 1885, after having been neglected for 50 years. The author spent the best part of his life and the whole of his hard-earned fortune in writing and publishing these valuable works After his death however they were neglected and nearly forgotten. It is as strange as it must be painful to every Indian heart, that this should have been so; for there is no subject of importance to India, whether it be social, religious, or political, which has not been dealt with by the Raja with an ability to which few of his countrymen after him, can lay any claim. Reformers and patriots of India of the present age and of ages to come will always find much to learn from the first and the greatest patriot and reformer of modern India.
Nor are Indians alone who have much to learn from him. Civilized Europe and America also, will find much in his works to think seriously upon, and will not fail to admire the genius and the learning of a native of India who could write upon the Bible and its doctrines with an amount of erudition not surpassed by the most learned divines of his age.