Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar-Brief Life Sketch


Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar-Brief Life Sketch

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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar-Brief Life Sketch

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar-Brief Life Sketch

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was an educator, social reformer and Bengali prose writer. He was born on 26 September 1820 in the village of Bir Singh in the district of Medinipur, West Bengal. His father’s name was Thakurdas Bandyopadhyay and his mother’s name was Bhagwati Devi.

He received his primary education in a village school and studied poetry, grammar and other subjects at a Sanskrit college in Calcutta. He learned Sanskrit and English. In 1839, he was honoured with the title of ‘Vidyasagar’ for his extraordinary talent in the Hindu Law Society examination. After completing his formal education, he started his career as a teacher at Fort William College in 1841. Ten years later, in 1851, he became the dean of the Sanskrit College.

Vidyasagar, the father of Bengali prose literature, wrote many textbooks as: ‘Bodhoday’, ‘Barna Parichay’, ‘Kathamala’, ‘Charitavali’ etc. In addition to these, he edited a number of valuable books. The books edited by him include ‘Raghubangsha, Kumarasambhav, Kadambari, Meghdoot, Uttar Ramcharita, Abhijnanam Shakuntalam’ etc. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar passed away on July 29, 1891. 0 0 0

N.B.  The article ‘Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar-Brief Life Sketch’ originally belongs to the book ‘Introduction to World Personalities‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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