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Mahatma Hansraj. Maker of the Modern Punjab




Before delivering his address he took me to the roof of the Arya Samaj and showed me the manuscript of his speech ' The Origin of the Arya Samaj and its Future'. [...] Pundit Guru Datt questioned me as to how the use of the first person in the first hymn of the Rigveda could be reconciled with the divine nature of the scripture and was satisfied when I told him that the first person was used by the Lord to teach mankind how they should pray to him. [...] As the father of Lala Lajpat Rai was believed to hold opinions differing from the Arya Samaj Lala Lajpat Rai was tested as to his belief in the revelation of the Vedas and the mission of the Arya Samaj. [...] Shortly after the anniversary of the Arya Samaj Lahore towards the end of the year 1882 Lala Salig Ram proprietor of the Arya Press proposed that two newspapers one in English and anotheeitt Urdu be started at his cost to further the cause of the Arya Samaj. [...] It was understood that the real charge of the paper was to be in the hands of Lala Hansraj who was to work both as the Manager and the Joint Editor with Pundit Guru Datt as his colleague.



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