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International Journal of History

2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part C

Arya Samaj: The crusader of education in Himachal Pradesh


Author(s): Shiv Lal Bhardwaj

Abstract: The paper is an effort to traverse through the journey of Swami Dayanand Saraswati’s dream of imparting low cost and quality education to Indian masses. He established Arya Samaj which took long strides in the fields of education in the late 19th and 20th centuries, by opening schools and gurukuls in every nook and corner of India, especially in Himachal Pradesh, spreading Vedic philosophy, uplifting the downtrodden subaltern Indian strata, eliminating every social and religious vices and countering the hypocritical education colonial proselytisation mission of the British. Light dawns at areas of darkness and the erstwhile Himachal Pradesh was like a symbolic ‘dark continent’ in the field of education, where the Arya Samaj ignited the light by giving education to boys and girls equally without any caste and creed discrimination.

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How to cite this article:
Shiv Lal Bhardwaj. Arya Samaj: The crusader of education in Himachal Pradesh. Int J Hist 2022;4(2):151-156.
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