Summary of the Bhadralok – History Essay
Ram Mohan Roy, a Bengali scholar promoted a more liberal and enlightened system of instruction, embracing mathematics, natural philosophy, chemistry and anatomy. The Bhadralok consisted of merchants,
clerks, government employees, rentiers, and others mostly of upper castes, who had prospered under the British. A majority of these people were western educated by means of the Hindu College in Calcutta. India students who went to the Hindu college learned that of which was written during England’s Enlightenment. Soon western educated Indians were coming together in groups to discuss topics and western educated ideas were spreading throughout India. The spread of western ideas was aided by the printing press, making these ideas more readily available to people all over India.