October 5, 1783.  William Carey was baptized in Northampton County, England.  Carey is known as the “father of modern missions.” He was a Particular Baptist minister, translator, social reformer and cultural anthropologist who founded the Serampore College and the Serampore University, the first degree awarding University in India.  He translated the Hindu classic the Ramayana into English, and the Bible into Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Arabic, Marathi, Hindi and Sanskrit.When Adoniram and Ann Judson landed in India, they sought out Carey to talk about Baptist beliefs.

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