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Bengali Brahmos are those who adhere to Brahmoism, the philosophy of Brahmo Samaj which was founded by Raja Rammohan Roy. A recent publication describes the disproportionate influence of Brahmos on India's development post-19th Century as unparalleled in recent times.[1]

Brahmo Samaj[edit]

When is a Brahmo not a Brahmo Samajist?

One aspect of Brahmoism is recognition that not only explicit faith and worship makes for a Brahmo, but also genealogy, which is implicit. People with even a single Brahmo parent or a Brahmo guardian are treated as Brahmos until they absolutely renounce the Brahmo faith. This often causes tension within the Samaj, for example, when an offspring of a Brahmo follows communism or atheism or another religious belief without renouncing Brahmoism formally. There are differing views between the Theist and Deist streams of Brahmoism on the retention of such people within the fold. Additionally, a Brahmo who opts not to subscribe to membership of a Brahmo Samaj remains a Brahmo but ceases to be a Brahmo Samajist.[2]

People associated with Brahmo Samaj[edit]





Jagadish Chandra Bose


Chittaranjan Das
Jibanananda Das
  • Beni Madhab Das (1866–1952), Social reformer.
    • Bina Das (1911–1986), Member, West Bengal Legislative Assembly, 1947–51.
  • Arun Kumar Das, FRCS (Eng. & Edin.) (1924–2015), Orthopedist; Professor, NRS Medical College and Hospital, Calcutta.


Saroj Nalini Dutt


Romesh Chunder Dutt
  • Romesh Chandra Dutta (1848–1908), C.I.E., Dewan of Baroda.
    • Jnanendranath Gupta, Esq., ICS (son-in-law of R.C. Dutt), Commissioner of Chittagong.
      • Sudhindranath Gupta, Esq., 1st Indian Commercial Traffic Manager, Bengal Nagpur Railway.







  • Anupam Chandra Moitra, Geologist.
    • Anil Kumar Moitra, Indian Iron and Steel Company Ltd.


Subroto Mukherjee

Nag Chaudhuri[edit]



  • Ila Palchaudhuri, Member of Parliament, Nabadwip, 1957.
    • Amitabha Palchaudhuri, Chairman, Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BNCCI).
    • Anik Palchaudhuri, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Gulma Mohorgong Tea Estate.


Satyajit Ray




Sen family[4]

Keshab Chandra Sen
  • Keshub Chandra Sen (1838–1884), Religious reformer & founder of the Nababidhan Brahmo Samaj.
    • Suniti Devi (1864–1932), Maharani of Coochbehar & founder of Sammilan Brahmo Samaj.
    • Sucharu Devi (1874–1961), Maharani of Mayurbhanj.
    • Saral Chandra Sen, Bar-at-Law
      • Sunit Chandra Sen, Collector, Calcutta Municipal Corporation.
      • Benita Roy, Politician.
      • Sadhana Bose, Artist.
      • Nilina Singh, Singer.
      • Pradip Chandra Sen, Deputy Managing Director, Mackinnon Mackenzie.
    • Pramathalal Sen (1866–1930) (nephew of Keshub Chandra Sen), Social reformer.
    • Benoyendranath Sen (1868–1913) (nephew of Keshub Chandra Sen), Social reformer and leader of the New Dispensation.
  • Abhijit Sen, Proprietor, Sen and Pandit Co. Ltd.
Amartya Kumar Sen
  • Barrister Kumud Nath Sen
    • P.K. Sengupta, Income Tax Commissioner.
    • K.P. Sen, Post-Master General, Eastern India.
    • Malati Choudhury (née Sen), Social Worker.
  • Nitish Chandra Sen, Mayor of Calcutta.
  • Kamini Roy (née Sen) (1864–1933), Social reformer and poet.


Baron Sinha family


Tagore family[5]

Rabindranath Tagore


See also[edit]


  1. Roy, Samaren (2005). Calcutta: Society and Change 1690–1990. iUniverse. ISBN 978-0-595-79000-5: Fair use of extract vide section 52(1)(f) of Indian Copyright Act, 1957
  2. "DELHI BRAHMO SAMAJ". Archived from the original on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  3. "Mainstream Weekly".
  4. "SEN FAMILY". Archived from the original on 2019-03-23. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  5. "Tagore Family".

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