Young Bengal Movement

A radical trend arose among the Bengal intellectuals during 1802-30. The leader and inspirer was the young Anglo Indian Henry Vivian Derozio who taught at Hindu College from 1826-1831. Derozio promoted radical ideas through his class lectures and by organizing student societies for debates and discussions on various subjects. His students collectively called the Young Bengal ridiculed all kinds of old traditions defied social and religious conventions and demanded freedom of thought and expression and education for women.