8 January in History


A leading 19th century Bengali thinker and reformer who was influenced by Christian beliefs which he merged with Hindu philosophy to form a unique synthesis of religious thought, Keshub Chandra Sen was born on November 19, 1838 in Calcutta. He died on January 8, 1884.

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