Q. “Satya Prakash” – a weekly was started to promote widow remarriage by?

[A] Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

[B] Vishnu Shastri Pandit

[C] D.K. Karve

[D] Karsondas Mulji

Answer: D

Karsandas Mulji, a contemporary of Dadabhai Naoroji, was one of the pioneer Indian social reformers working for the cause of women emancipation.  

  • In 1850s-60s, Mulji was a prominent member of the “Bombay intelligentsia” in conflict with the “merchant aristocracy” over social issues.  
  • Mulji’s place in Indian history as a reformer is due to the Maharaj libel case in 1862 which earned him the title of “a Reformer, a Martin Luther of the Banian Cast”. 
  • He started the Satya Prakash in Gujarati in 1852 to advocate widow remarriage. 

Source: Spectrum Modern India page no, 218.