Sadharan Brahmo Samaj drags West Bengal government to court

Sadharan Brahmo Samaj (SBS), the party founded by Rabindranath Tagore’s father in the initial years, has entered into a legal battle with the State government over its decision to dissolve the governing bodies of eight colleges in Kolkata run by the organization. The case which has been pending before the Calcutta High Court since last November and will come up for a hearing next month. Calls to Education Minister Partha Chatterjee went unanswered.

About Sadharan Brahmo Samaj:

The Sadharan Brahmo Samaj was formed in May 1878. Mr. Anandamohan Bose was appointed the first President Mr. Shib Chandra Deb the first Secretary and Mr. Umesh Chandra Dutta the Assistant Secretary. It was formed as a result of schisms in the Brahmo Samaj.

Debendranath Tagore, father of Rabindranath Tagore was actively involved with the organization.

The Samaj had faith in a Supreme Being and believed that existence after Death is natural to man. It regarded the relation between God and men to be direct and immediate. It did not believe in the infallibility of any man or any scripture.

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