The Derozians were a radical group of Bengali free thinkers who emerged from Hindu College. They named themselves after Henry Vivian Derozio, an assistant headmaster of Hindu College, Kolkata.
The Derozians fought against the following social evils:
- Child- marriage
- Caste system
- System of purdah
They supported female education widow re- marriage, individual liberty and abolition of Sati.
For further reading check the following articles:
- 19th Century Social and Religious Reforms Movements in India
- Revision Made Easy: Socio-Religious Reform Movements UPSC
- Indian Education System During British Rule