Social justice is the inseparable component of Indian socio-religious reform movement. It is a revolutionary concept that tried to create an equivalent society for all. Indian religious reform movement began their work under the influence of Christian missioners. Raja Ram Mohan Roy firstly raised the voice against social injustice of Indian society. He raised the issues of Sati (Self-Immolation by a widow) widow remarriage and the Caste system and also tried to uproot these social evils from the Indian society. These evils were worked as a barrier to ahead the social justice among the Indian society. The influence of Raja Ram Mahon Roy produced many social religious reformers. These reformers also raised the voice against various social evils like caste system, Dowry, Sati, Female Feticide, Girls Education, Child Marriage and lower education quality in India. These reformers were joined their hands with British Rulers, to create the Social legislation against these societal evils. Swami Dayanand Saraswathi, Justice M.G. Ranade, Swami Vivekananda, Mrs. Annie Besan, Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Jyotiba Phule, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Furdunji Naoroji, Ram Singh, Saint Ramalinga, Periyar E.V.R were the major reformer of Indian society. These reformers had originated their own different reform societies but the purpose of these reforms was same to provide the equality to all and to destroy the social evils of the society. The present research explained the contribution of Indian socio-religious reform movements in achieving the social justice in the society. This social justice had played an important role in Indian independence movement. This article is based on different secondary resources like as websites, Magazines and newspapers etc. Some expert of social justice or social welfare sector opinions were also taken (informally) for making more generalization the findings of this article.
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Sanjeev Kumar. Contribution of Socio-Religious Reform Movement to attain the Social Justice in Indian Society. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences 4(2): April- June, 2016; Page 107-110.