Bengal Renaissance: Acharya Brajendranath Seal (1864-1938) and the Contemporary Intelligentsia

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Mahuya Mukherjee
Research Scholar
Department of History
Raiganj University
Raiganj,Uttar Dinajpur ,West Bengal


Abstract:: In this paper an attempt has been made to highlight the relation between Acharya
Brajendranath Seal and other contemporary intellectuals. Indians were unconcerned about the
rich culture and intellectual heritage of their own motherland. The thinkers of nineteenth and
twentieth century have strove to preserve the soul of culture and heritage of India. Among them
Achrya Brajendranath Seal, a humanist philosopher, played a pivotal role to put India in a
glorious and acclaimed place in the world. The cultural rebirth, India experienced through the
revival of learning and modern thinking was mainly founded by Raja Rammohan Roy.
Brajendranath Seal was a wayfarer of the renaissance brought by Rammohan Roy.To name a
few he was closely associated with Rabindra Nath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Sir Ashutosh
Mukherjee, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, and so on. These eminent personalities bore a very
intimate relation with Acharya Seal. Brajendranath seal desired the unification of all people
across the world and abolishment of the people’s orthodox frame of mind. He was an ardent
admirer of humane qualities and thus became self-ladder for many personalities as well as

Key Words:Acharya Brajendranath Seal, Brahmo Samaj Intellectual, Renaissance etc