They came, they saw, they changed and they went away – great souls who left behind their heroic deeds that transformed the society for good. It is to these extraordinary souls that we owe much of our current society. India has been the land of rich cultural heritage and legacy. Once a conservative society, the country today is at par with the most contemporary countries and cities of the world. But much of that has been possible due to its long list of social reformers who fought relentlessly till death to bring about social justice in the country. It is to these reformers that we credit breaking away our society from the traditional jinx and opening up to new societal bliss that allowed girl education, right of women to vote, child upliftment, widow remarriage, abolishment of caste system, child-marriage, polygamy and untouchability, helping the needy and the downtrodden, and so on. Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekanand, Dr BR Ambedkar, Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar, Baba Amte, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, are some of the famous Indian social reformers. Check this section and find out about the life and revolutionary deeds of these noble social reformers of India.
Savitribai PhuleSavitribai Phule
03 January 1831
Social Reformer, Poet
Ishwar Chandra VidyasagarIshwar Chandra Vidyasagar
26 September 1820
Social Reformer, Philosopher

 Dadabhai NaorojiDadabhai Naoroji
04 September 1825
 

Narayana GuruNarayana Guru
20 August 1856
Spiritual Leader, Social Reformer

Vinoba BhaveVinoba Bhave
11 September 1895
Social Reformer

Baba AmteBaba Amte
26 December 1914
 
Ahmed Raza Khan BarelviAhmed Raza Khan Barelvi
14 June 1856
Islamic Scholar, Reformer

Mahadev Govind RanadeMahadev Govind Ranade
18 January 1842
Judge, Social Reformer

Dhondo Keshav KarveDhondo Keshav Karve
18 April 1858
Social Reformer and Educator

Bindeshwar Pathak Bindeshwar Pathak
02 April 1943
Founder of Sulabh International
Raja Ram Mohan RoyRaja Ram Mohan Roy
22 May 1772
socio-religious reformer

Dayanand SaraswatiDayanand Saraswati
12 February 1824
Indian philosopher
Jyotiba PhuleJyotiba Phule
11 April 1827
Social Reformer

Ram Mohan RoyRam Mohan Roy
22 May 1772
Philosopher, Social reformer

GautamiGautami
02 July 1968
Actress
Bipin Chandra PalBipin Chandra Pal
07 November 1858
Writer

Kanshi RamKanshi Ram
15 March 1934
Politician
RamanandaRamananda
1380 AD
Poet

Keshab Chunder SenKeshab Chunder Sen
19 November 1838
Philosopher