Raja Ram Mohan Roy was the founder of the Brahmo Samaj and is known as the Father of the Bengal Renaissance.
Roy supported himself by moneylending, managing his small estates, and speculating in British East India Company bonds.
In 1805 he was employed by John Digby, a lower company official who introduced him to Western culture and literature.
The Brahmo Samaj was set up to fight against the social and religious evils in society prevalent during that time.
In 1831 Ram Mohan Roy traveled to the United Kingdom as an ambassador of the Mughal empire.
The central theme of those texts, for Roy, was the worship of the Supreme God who is beyond human knowledge and who supports the universe.
In appreciation of his translations, the French In 1815 Roy founded the short-lived Atmiya-Sabha (Friendly Society) to propagate his doctrines of monotheistic Hinduism.
Roy also led a protest against the outmoded British legal and revenue administration in India.
Brahmo Samaj (Society of Brahma), a Hindu reformist sect that utilized Unitarian and other liberal Christian elements in its beliefs.
Little is known of his early life and education, but he seems to have developed unorthodox religious ideas at an early age.
As a youth, he traveled widely outside Bengal and mastered several languages—Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, and English, in addition to his native Bengali and Hindi.