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Wadhumal Gangaram

Wadhumal Gangaram (1862-1944)

Wadhumal Gangaram (1862-1944) was a deep scholar who literary shell late in life with his collection of essays, previously published in periodicals, entitled Pangati Inqulab (Social Revolution) 1939, comparing the social and economic life and customs of the olden days with those of the present times. He boldly exposed and criticised many social evils like the dowry system, the educational system and the degeneracion of priest-hood, and his essays are a vivid record of Hindu social life in the province from the 'nineties' of the last century to the 'thirties' of the present century.

Wadhumal was an erudite scholar of Vedantism and his Gita (1933) was a verse-translation with learned commentaries, proving his scholarship in comparative religion. His Haria-jo-Har (Gar land of God) 1936, and Jeev-ji-Janam Sakhi (Biography of Man), consist of a series of spiritual discourses. His three parts of Vedant-man- Varq (Leaves from Vedanta) comprise disquisitions on the various aspects of Vedantic Philosophy. Dewan Wadhumal possessed a unique style consisting of pithy phraseology and crisp, concentrated sentences, and employed a rich, classical idiom.