who abolished sati pratha?

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    The movement was led by Raja Ram mohan Rai which led to the ban on Sati Pratha by the Government.

  • 1 decade ago

    The movement against Sati Pratha was lead by Raja Ram Mohan Rai.

  • 3 years ago

    Sati Pratha

  • 1 decade ago

    The movement for abolition of Sati was initiated and took forward by Raja Ram Mohan Rai and the legistlature was passed by the British Government.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Actually its the British. Then they with the help of Raja Ram Mohan Roy actually started to take steps and measures to abolish this system of Sati.

    Source(s): My History Books
  • 1 decade ago

    Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the pioneer of modern Indian Renaissance lived between the Battle of Plassey (1757) and the Great Indian Mutiny (1857). By introducing Western ideas of liberal democracy and reaffirming his faith in Advaita Vedanta, he gave a sense of direction to the course of India’s future development. He was the founder of the Brahma Samaj (1828) and a great leader of social reform. It was as a result of his persistent campaign that the cruel custom of Sati was declared illegal in 1829 A.D. by Lord William Bentick.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    To the above one, first of thats not Rai, it is Raja Ram Mohan Roy, who went to Bristol to get sati aboished completely! Even his statue is constructed there. And there were many other reformers also!

  • 4 years ago

    The abolishing of Sati system is one of the greatest contributions of Christian missionaries in India.

    Dec. 4 marks that day in 1829 when Sati system - traditional Hindu practice of a widow immolating herself on her husband s funeral pyre - was banned across the country.

    While notably Raja Ram Mohan Roy spearheaded the campaign, alongside him were Christian missionaries like William Carey who vociferously questioned the practise and fought for its ban.

    It was Carey s relentless battle against Sati for 25 years which finally led to the famous Edict in 1829 banning widow burning.

    The cobbler turned Baptist missionary was also the first man who led the campaign for a humane treatment for leprosy and ended the practise of burning them alive.

    "Carey was a great social reformer. When he witnessed Sati, the worst evil which prevailed at that time, he was horrified and dismayed," says Dr. Lalchungnunga, the principal of Serampore College, the oldest ecumenical organisation in India, founded by missionaries Joshua Marshman, William Carey and William Ward in 1827.

    "The Serampore Trio joined other social reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, and each on their own capacities vied to abolish this inhuman practice," he told Christian Today.

    It was not an easy road. Carey came through a lot of pressure and agitation by traditional Hindus who validated the act by citing ancient Hindu scriptures.

    "But, Carey was not to give up. He studied the Vedas and sacred texts for months to be fully conversant to debate the learned pundits," says Lalchungnunga.

    "Carey finally with the same Vedas proved that their scriptures never sanctioned it. He persistently battled against it till it was banned in 1829,"

  • Karley
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I'm not Muslim. But most Muslims think Hindus commit shirk by worshiping idols. Muslims call them pagans, idolaters and Hinduism is a false religion. Muslims think all religions are false except for Islam

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well don't look at me

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