Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay | Brief Biography


Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay | Brief Biography

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay  Brief Biography

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay | Brief Biography

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was a Bengali author, poet, and journalist who was born on June 27, 1838, in the village of Naihati in present-day West Bengal, India. He was one of the greatest literary figures in Bengal and is widely regarded as the father of Bengali novels. He was also a key figure in the Indian independence movement and is best known for his novel “Anandamath,” which contains the song “Vande Mataram,” which became the national song of India.

Bankim Chandra was born into a family of Hindu Brahmin priests and was the second of three sons. He received his early education at Hoogly College and later went on to study law at the University College in London, where he graduated in 1858. After returning to India, he worked as a deputy collector in the British Indian government for several years before resigning to focus on his writing and journalism.

Bankim Chandra’s literary career began in the 1860s with the publication of his first novel, “Rajmohan’s Wife.” This was followed by several other novels, including “Durgeshnandini,” “Kapalkundala,” and “Vivaha Bithika.” He also wrote several essays and articles on various topics, including religion, politics, and social issues.

His most famous novel, “Anandamath,” was published in 1882 and was a major influence on the Indian independence movement. The novel was set during the 1857 uprising against British rule in India and portrayed the struggle for freedom through the lens of Hindu nationalism. The novel also contained the song “Vande Mataram,” which became an important anthem for Indian independence.

Bankim Chandra’s contribution to Bengali literature cannot be overstated. He introduced the use of colloquial language in his novels and was one of the first authors to write in Bengali about contemporary social and political issues. He was also a pioneer in the development of the Bengali novel and is credited with having written the first political novel in Bengali.

In addition to his literary work, Bankim Chandra was also an active participant in the Indian independence movement. He was a strong critic of British rule in India and used his writing as a means of promoting nationalism and calling for Indian independence. He was also a member of several organizations that were working towards independence, including the Indian National Association and the Indian National Congress.

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay passed away on April 8, 1894, at the age of 55. He left a legacy of literature that continues to inspire and influence writers and thinkers in Bengal and beyond. 0 0 0.

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay Brief Biography

N.B. This article originally belongs to the book entitled ‘Brief Biographies of Prominent Bengali Writers‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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