Rammohun (1780-1833), an Indian philosopher, who was discarded by his family for his attack upon some of the tenets of the Brahmin religion. He studied the religions of other nations, learnt English, and became a warm adherent of
British power. He translated the Vedas into English, and, though not a Christian, adopted what he believed the best part of that and other religions. He strongly denounced the horrible Hindu practice of the sacrifice of widows, and incurred the resentment of the Hindu populace. In 1830 he was sent to England by the King of Delhi as an ambassador, and died at Bristol in 1833.