Who were Derozians and what social evils did they fight?

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:

  • Idolatry
  • Polygamy
  • Child- marriage
  • Dowry
  • Caste system
  • System of purdah

They supported female education widow re- marriage, individual liberty and abolition of Sati.

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