Modern History

Who among the following was the founder of the Young Bengal Movement?

  1. Henry Vivian Derozio
  2. David Hare
  3. Dwarkanath Tagore
  4. Prasanna Kumar Tagore

Answer

The Young Bengal movement was a group of radical Bengali free thinkers from Hindu College in Calcutta. They were also known as Derozians, after their firebrand teacher at Hindu College, Henry Louis Vivian Derozio. The Young Bengals were inspired and excited by the spirit of free thought and revolt against the existing social and religious structure of Hindu society.

The correct option is A.