This association was founded by a teacher of the Hindu college, Henry Vivian Derozio.The supporters of Young Bengal Movement were influenced by the ideals of the French Revolution. They preached the ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity. To them truth must conform to human reason therefore they played an important role in driving away several superstitions. They emphasized on female education and rights of women. They supported the freedom of press and favored better treatment for Indian labor abroad.