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Yesterdate: This Day from Kolkata's Past, July 10, 1893

Kolkata's Past (symbolic picture)
Kolkata's Past (symbolic picture)

 

Kolkata (July 10,2023) : Abdul Latif, Social Reformer, Passed Away On this day in 1893, Abdul Latif, a social reformer and educationist, passed away in Kolkata. He was born in Faridpur (now in Bangladesh) in 1837. He came to Kolkata to study at Calcutta Madrassah. He later joined government service and was posted as deputy magistrate in Satkhira (now in Bangladesh).

During his time in Satkhira, Latif witnessed the exploitation of Indian farmers by European indigo planters. He was moved by the plight of the farmers and began to work for their upliftment. He founded the Mohammedan Literary Society in 1863, which was a major progressive influence on Muslim society in Bengal.

Latif was also a strong advocate of female education. He founded the Mohammedan Ladies' Society in 1866, which was one of the first schools for Muslim girls in Bengal. He also wrote a number of books on social reform, including "The Muhammadan Manual of Conduct" and "The Mohammedan Social Reformer." Latif's death was a major loss to the social reform movement in Bengal. He was a visionary leader who worked tirelessly for the upliftment of the Muslim community. His legacy continues to inspire people today.

Abdul Latif was a pioneer in the field of social reform in Bengal. He worked tirelessly for the upliftment of the Muslim community, and his legacy continues to inspire people today. Latif's work was particularly significant in the field of education. He founded the Mohammedan Ladies' Society, which was one of the first schools for Muslim girls in Bengal. He also wrote a number of books on social reform, which helped to spread awareness of the need for change.

Latif's work was not without its challenges. He faced opposition from conservative elements within the Muslim community. However, he never gave up, and he eventually succeeded in making a significant impact on the lives of millions of people. Latif's death was a major loss to the social reform movement in Bengal. However, his legacy continues to inspire people today. He is an example of what can be achieved when people work together for a common cause.


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