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"His life was a pilgrimage of extraordinary faith, which made him trust in the infinite mercy of God in the darkest hour, of love, which bequeathed him charity and compassion, and purity, which kept the lustre of his private life, undimmed to the last".- Sunity Devi.
One of the leading lights of Renaissance Bengal, Keshab Chandra Sen was the foremost social reformer of nineteenth century India. Born in 19 November 1838, Keshab was the son of Pyary Mohan Sen and Saradasundari Devi.
Coming from a Hindu-Vaishnava worldview, he, as a student of Hindu College, was drawn towards the Unitarian gospels of Parker, Newman and Emerson. In 1857, he joined the Brahmo Samaj, the avant-garde social reform organization. He soon became the most representative voice of the "dynamic classicists", who appropriated rationalism and egalitarianism, drawing on the basic tenets of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.
Keshab Chandra Sen provided crucial leadership to the new generations of Brahmo radicals, pursuing not just religious reforms, but also social reforms, including marriage reform and women's education. His magnetic oratory and missionary zeal gave the Brahmo movement a nationwide popularity and earned him the name "Brahmananda" from Debendranath Tagore.
In 1865 Keshab Sen set up the Bharatbarsiya Brahmo Samaj breaking away from the Adi Samaj and went on legalize a contractual marriage Act in 1872.
In the pages of Indian Mirror, he took up social and moral issues of his day and later pioneered Sulabh Samachar, Dharmatattwa and Paricharika. In 1881, Keshab officially instituted Naba Bidhan (New Dispensation), based on syncretism, embracing all space and all times.
Imbued with ideas of pantheism and catholicity till the last years of his life, Keshab Chandra Sen breathed his last on 8 January 1884.
To cater to the increasing demand for the fecility of higher education in the refugee- inhabited area termed 'backward', Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College was established by the State Govt. in Bon-Hoogly in 1956. But within a brief span of time, this college shot up to such a level of academic excellence, that people started calling it "Khalparer Precidency". Generations of eminent and well-placed alumni testify to the fact. The tradition initiated by a set of dedicated teachers in the early days of the institution continues today with greater vigour. Our college can boast of a faculty, having researchers with regular scholarly activities of national and international stature. A rich collection of books in the library helps the students. The student-teacher relationship is also a matter of pride for us. Our efficient and experienced non-teaching staff are our asset. Apart from academics, our students are engaged in various cultural and social activities and sports. We will shortly offer a rare privilege to our girl-students – a three storied girls' hostel, now under construction. As soon as the ongoing repair work is over, the bright appearance of the college building will reflect its inner shine. I earnestly believe that our college will march forward with its blazing torch emitting light of knowledge and infusing our future citizens with great humanitarian values.