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Social and Religious Movements

Social and Religious Movements

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The article Social and Religious Movements present the list of Social and Religious Movements of India before Independence. It is very important for all the candidates to acknowledge such reform drives in GA/GK preparation in many competitive exams such as SSC, Banking etc.


shape Movements

In the 19th Century, many dynamic & thoughtful people from all parts of the country came forward and joined hands to begin various social and religious reform drives to eradicate the ordeals of being the oldest civilisation of the world.

During that time a major population of India offended the culture and beliefs brought in by the west but some gradually understood that modern western thoughts will provide the key to a new and developed society.

Below table contains the list of Social and Religious Movements in the alphabetical order:

Name of the Movement Founder Year
Arya Samaj Dayananda Saraswati 1875
Aligarh Movement Syed Ahmed Khan 1875
Ahmadiyya Movement Ahmadiyya Mirza Ghulam 1889
August Prastav 1940
Attlee announced 1948
Atmiya Sabha Raja Ram Mohan Roy 1815
Brahmo Samaj Raja Ram Mohan Roy 1828
Brahmo Samaj of India Keshub Chandra Sen 1866
Chauri Chaura massacre 1922
Civil Disobedience Movement Mahatma Gandhi 1930
Communal decision Ramsay MacDonald 1932
Cripps Mission 1942
Cabinet Mission 1946
Delhi Darbar George V 1911
Dharma Sabha Radhakant Dev 1830
Deccan Educational Society G.G Agarkar 1884
Dev Samaj Shivnarayan Agnihotri 1887
First Round Table Conference 1930
Home Rule Movement Annie Besant and Bal Gangadhar Tilak 1916
Indian National Congress AO Hume 1885
Innovation India VD Savarkar 1905
India House Shyamji Krishna Varma 1905
Indian National Social Conference M.G Ranade 1887
Jallianwala Bagh massacre General Dyer 1919
Khilafat Movement Mahatma Gandhi 1920
Muslim League Nawab Salimullah 1906
Mountbatten Plan 1947
Non-Cooperation Movement Sir John Simon 1920
Nehru Report Motilal Nehru 1928
Prarthna Society Atmaram Pandurang 1867
Partition of Bengal Lord Curzon 1905
Purna Swaraj announced Jawaharlal Nehru 1930
Paramhansa Mandali Dadoba Pandurang 1849
Pune Seva Sadan Mr. Ramabai Ranade & G.K Deodhar 1909
Quit India Movement Mahatma Gandhi 1942
Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda 1897
Revolutionary nationalism Chaphekar Bandhu 1897
Rowlatt Act 1919
Rajagopalachari formula 1944
Radha Soami Satsang Shiv Dayal Saheb 1861
Rahnumai Mazdayan Sabha Dadabhai Naoroji 1851
Sabarmati Ashram Mahatma Gandhi 1916
Simon Commission 1927
Second Round Table Conference 1931
Sadharan Brahmo Samaj Anand Mohan Bose 1878
Servants of Indian Society Gopal Krishna Gokhale 1905
Social Service League N.M Joshi 1911
Seva Samiti H. N. Kunzru 1914
Theosophical Society Madame Blavatsky and Karnal Alkat 1875
Third Round Table Conference 1932
Tattvabodhini Sabha Debendranath Tagore 1834
Wavell Plan 1945
Young Bengal Movement Henry Louis Vivian Derozio 1828