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Answer in detail Write an essay on the role played by the 19th century reformers towards the cause of Women. - Social Science

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Write an essay on the role played by the 19th century reformers towards the cause of Women.

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  1. The position of women in India during the 19th century was miserable. They were not treated equal to men, and they were denied rights.
  2. The Social reformers of the 19th century played a significant role in bringing an awakening to the people that women’s participation will strengthen the society.
  3. The reformers strongly advocated education for women.
  4. Raja Ram Mohan Roy with the help of the Governor General of British, William Bentinck abolished Sati in 1829.
  5. He advocated the rights of widows to remarry and wanted polygamy to come to an end. He also raised voice against child marriage.
  6. Reformer Vidyasagar led a movement by which ‘Widows Remarriage Reform Act’ of 1856 was intended
  7. to improve the lot of child widows and save them perpetual widowhood.
  8. Reformer Jyothiba Phule opened Orphanages and homes for widows.
  9. Sikh Reform movement prohibited the dowry system and child marriage.
  10. Reformer Iyothee Thessar considered education as an important tool for empowerment for women and a driving force behind the establishment of several schools for the Untouchables in Tamil Nadu.
Concept: Introduction of Social and Religious Reform Movements in the 19th Century
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Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi Class 10th SSLC Social Science Answers Guide
Chapter 1.05 Social and Religious Reform Movements in the 19th Century
Exercise | Q VI 3. | Page 62
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