| Raja Rammohan Roy is hailed as the pioneer of the Indian Renaissance. The period during which he was born can be said to be the darkest in modern Indian history. The old social systems were about to tumble down without any cope for a bettler social ways of life. Dead traditions, old customs and irrational thinking were the order of the day and hindered the social progress. Knowledge had been onfined only to a few of the enlightened.