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ASIP I ISHWARCHANDRA VIDYASAGAR

Indian Historical Personality

For more than a century till now, one book that exits in every
Bengali household is the "Barna Parichoy" for little children by Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar. Vidyasagar was not
just a writer of children books; he was an institution in a human form, he protested against all the social evils to
uplift the Bengali society and on the other hand he was the ultimate educationist that Bengal had.

He
revolutionized Bangla 'Gadya' or prose by converting it into a simple form and made it accessible to everybody. Born of
poor Brahmin parents on 26th September Ishwarchandra Bandopadhaya completed his early studies in the village 'pathshala'
and moved to kolkata for higher studies. Under eminent professors he completed his graduation and earned the title
'Vidyasagar' or the ocean of knowledge. He studied further classical languages like Persian and Sanskrit and then went
on to become a professor himself. An educationist par excellence, Vidyasagar wrote books for almost all age groups
starting from "Bodhodoy", "Kathamala", and "Barna Parichoy" for the beginners, translated 'Raghuvangsam',
'Kumarsambhava', 'Kadambari', 'Meghdoot', 'Uttar Ramcharit' and 'Avigyana Shakuntalam' from Sanskrit to Bengali.

He
insisted the implementation of the Widow-Remarriage Act in 1856. He became a founder-member when Calcutta University
was established in 1857. He also founded the Calcutta Training School, which later was renamed as Vidyasagar College.

Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar was an enigma who single-handedly reformed the Bengali society. He had the nerves of
steel, which helped him to fight against the odds that came in his ways. The icon of Bengali culture breathed his last
on 29th July 1891.

JAI HIND!

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2 Comments:
Aisi Hasti Ko Mera Shat-Shat Naman http://beautiful.lines.peperonity.net/
02.09.2011 22:21 EDT,
Great man
02.09.2011 13:00 EDT,


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