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James Atkinson (Persian Scholar)
James Atkinson (17 March 1780 – 7 August 1852) was a surgeon, artist and Persian scholar - "a Renaissance man among Anglo-Indians" [1] Contents1 Early life 2 Calcutta 3 Government Gazette 4 Epic of Kings 5 Afghanistan 6 Retirement 7 Marriage 8 Publications 9 References 10 External linksEarly life[edit] Atkinson was born in Darlington, County Durham, England, the son of a woolcomber. He showed at an early age a remarkable gift for languages and portraiture and was enabled by the kindness of a friend to study medicine [2] at Edinburgh
Edinburgh
and London.[3] He first sailed to India in 1802 as Surgeon’s Mate on board a ship of the Honourable East India Company (HEIC)
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Kedarnath Datta
VedantaAdvaita Vishishtadvaita Dvaita Vedanta Bhedabheda Dvaitadvaita Achintya Bheda Abheda ShuddhadvaitaHeterodoxCharvaka Ājīvika Buddhism JainismOther schoolsVaishnava Smarta Shakta ĪśvaraShaiva: Pratyabhijña Pashupata SiddhantaTantraTeachers (Acharyas)NyayaAkṣapāda Gotama Jayanta Bhatta Raghunatha SiromaniMīmāṃsāJaimini Kumārila Bhaṭṭa PrabhākaraAdvaita VedantaGaudapada Adi Shankara Vācaspati Miśra Vidyaranya Sadananda Madhusūdana Sarasvatī Vijnanabhiksu Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ramana Maharshi Siddharudha Chinmayananda NisargadattaVishishtadvaitaNammalvar Alvars Yamunacharya Ramanuja Vedanta Desika Pillai Lokacharya Manavala MamunigalDvaitaMadhvacharya Jayatirtha Vyasatirtha Sripadaraja Vadirajatirtha Vijayendra Tirtha Raghavendra Swami Padmanabha Tirtha NaraharitirthaAchintya Bheda AbhedaChaitanya Mahaprabhu Jiva Goswami
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Jaydeep Sarangi
Jaydeep Sarangi (Bengali: জয়দীপ ষড়ঙ্গী) is a bilingual writer, poet, critic, academician, editor, interviewer, translator and author of a number of significant publications on Australian literature, Indian writing in English, postcolonial studies and Dalit literary movement in India. He has travelled across the globe as the resource person and writer in several universities and has endeavored to epitomize Indian writings at the threshold of World Literature.Contents1 Early life 2 Literary career2.1 Critical works3 Seminal Talks 4 List of works4.1 Poetry collections 4.2 Translation5 See also 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Jaydeep Sarangi was born in a forest enclosed town Jhargram[2] in West Bengal.[3] Sarangi went to Vidyasagar Bani Bhaban Primary School.Then, Kumud Kumari Institution for secondary schooling
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Syed Mujtaba Ali
Syed Mujtaba Ali
Syed Mujtaba Ali
(Bengali: সৈয়দ মুজতবা আলী; 13 September 1904 – 11 February 1974) was a Bengali author, journalist, travel enthusiast, academician, scholar and linguist. He lived in Bangladesh, India, Germany, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and Egypt.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Language activism 4 Linguistic abilities and literary works 5 Bibliography 6 Death and legacy 7 References 8 Further readingEarly life and education[edit] Ali was born in Karimganj
Karimganj
in Sylhet District
Sylhet District
of Assam Province. His father Syed Sikander Ali was a sub-registrar.[3] Mujtaba was the youngest of the three brothers. One of his brothers was Syed Murtaza Ali.[3] Mujtaba Ali passed the matriculation exam from Sylhet Government Pilot High School and intermediate exam from MC College
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S. Wajid Ali
S. Wajed Ali (Bengali: এস ওয়াজেদ আলী; 4 September 1890 – 10 June 1951) was a Bengali writer, nationalist and Barrister-at-Law.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 The beginnings 2.2 1923 – 1928 2.3 1929 – 1944 2.4 Retirement3 Bibliography 4 Noted descendantsEarly life[edit] Wajid Ali was born on 4 September 1890 in the village of Baratajpur of Hooghly district. S. Wajed Ali's maternal grandmother hailed from the Nawabpur village in Chanditola of Hooghly district. Her father, who came from Mungaer, had settled in Nawabpur with a 'Jaigir' and married into the local Bengali community. Wajed Ali's three maternal uncles were 'Hafiz' in Koran and his grandfather's home atmosphere was one of religious conservatism. However, the natural beauty of Nawabpur touched him deeply as expressed in his memoirs. Wajed Ali's education began in the village 'Madrasa' or school
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Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay
Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay (Bengali: শরদিন্দু বন্দোপাধ্যায়; 30 March 1899 – 22 September 1970) was a Bengali writer. He was also actively involved with Bengali cinema as well as Bollywood. His most famous creation is the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi. He wrote different forms of prose: novels, short stories, plays and screenplays. However, his forte was short stories and novels. He wrote historical fiction like Kaler Mandira, GourMollar (initially named as Mouri Nodir Teere), Tumi Sandhyar Megh, Tungabhadrar Teere (all novels), Chuya-Chandan, Maru O Sangha (later made into a Hindi
Hindi
film named Trishangni) and stories of the supernatural with the recurring character Baroda, the Ghost Hunter
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Samik Bandyopadhyay
Samik Bandyopadhyay (Bengali: শমীক বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়; born 1940) is a Kolkata-based critic of Indian art, theatre and film. His father Sunit Kumar Banerjee did his Ph.D. on Elizabethan lyrics under Sir H. J. C. Grierson, the famous discoverer of the metaphysical poets, at University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
in the 1930s, and subsequently became a professor of English literature. If his scholarship inspired the younger Samik to study English literature, his political consciousness inspired Subrata, the eldest of his sons, to joining Communist Party. Bandyopadhyay entered college in 1955 and graduated from the University of Calcutta
Calcutta
in 1961 subsequently earned a Master of Arts degree in English literature. He started working as a lecturer Rabindra Bharati University
Rabindra Bharati University
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Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
or Bankim Chandra Chatterjee[1] (27 June 1838[2]–8 April 1894)[3] was a Bengali writer, poet and journalist.[4] He was the composer of India's national song Vande Mataram, originally in Sanskrit
Sanskrit
stotra personifying India as a mother goddess and inspiring the activists during the Indian Independence Movement. Chattopadhyay wrote thirteen novels and many serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific and critical treaties' in Bengali. His works were widely translated into other regional languages of India as well as in English. Born to an orthodox Brahmin
Brahmin
family, Chattopadhyay was educated at Hooghly Mohsin College founded by Bengali philanthropist Muhammad Mohsin and Presidency College, Calcutta. He was one of the first graduates of the University of Calcutta
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Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, alternatively spelt as Sarat Chandra Chatterjee (15 September 1876 – 16 January 1938), was a prominent Bengali novelist and short story writer of the early 20th century. Most of his works deal with the lifestyle, tragedy and struggle of the village people and the contemporary social practices that prevailed in Bengal
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Nirad C. Chaudhuri
Balahak Nandi, Sonibarer Cithi Outsider, NowOccupation writer and commentator on cultureNationality IndianPeriod 1930s–1999Genre literature, culture, politics, war strategy, wineryNirad Chandra Chaudhuri (23 November 1897 – 1 August 1999) was an Indian Bengali−English writer and man of letters. He was born in a Hindu family in 1897 in Kishoreganj, then part of Bengal, British India. Chaudhuri authored numerous works in English and Bengali. His oeuvre provides a magisterial appraisal of the histories and cultures of India, especially in the context of British colonialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. Chaudhuri is best known for The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian, published in 1951. Over the course of his literary career, he received numerous accolades for his writing. In 1966, The Continent of Circe was awarded the Duff Cooper Memorial Award, making Chaudhuri the first and only Indian to date to be given the prize
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Pramath Chowdhury
Pramathanath Chaudhuri (Bengali: প্রমথনাথ চৌধুরী) (7 August 1868 – 2 September 1946), known as Pramatha Chaudhuri, alias Birbal, was a Bengali writer and an influential figure in Bengali literature. Profoundly patriotic and a stated cosmopolitan, aficionado of Sanskrit, Pramatha Chaudhuri had immense faith in the native genius of the Bengali. "Today if the traditional high Bengali with its stilted Sanskritic elements makes place, more and more, for a form of spoken Bengali, if 'current' Bengali is considered an effective medium of literature of Bengal (including the part that is now Bangladesh)- much of the credit must go to Pramatha Chaudhuri and his magazine Sabuj Patra," says Arun Kumar Mukhopadhyay. Pramatha Chaudhuri was not only a pioneer; he was also a creative author of exceptional abilities in writing essays and fiction in specific
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Michael Madhusudan Dutt
Michael Madhusudan Dutt, or Michael Madhusudan Dutta (Bengali: মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত ( Maikel Modhushudôn Dôtto (help·info)); 25 January 1824 – 29 June 1873) was a popular 19th-century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was a pioneer of Bengali drama.[1] His famous work Meghnad Bodh Kavya, is a tragic epic. It consists of nine cantos and is exceptional in Bengali literature
Bengali literature
both in terms of style and content. He also wrote poems about the sorrows and afflictions of love as spoken by women. Dutta is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets in Bengali literature and the father of the Bengali sonnet. He pioneered what came to be called Amitrakshar chhanda (blank verse). Although his first love remained poetry, Dutt showed prodigious skill as a playwright. He was the first to write Bengali plays in the English style, segregating the play into acts and scenes
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Samar Sen
Samar Sen (Bengali: সমর সেন;)(10 October 1916 – 23 August 1987) was a prominent Bengali-speaking Indian poet and journalist in the post-Independence era.[1]Contents1 Education 2 Early life and career 3 Poetry3.1 Tribute 3.2 Quotes4 See also 5 ReferencesEducation[edit] Sen was a graduate of the Scottish Church College, at the University of Calcutta.[2] Early life and career[edit] Sen's grandfather, Dinesh Chandra Sen, was a well-known writer and member of the Bangiya Sahitya Parishad. His father, Arun Sen, an academic, noted, "I am the son of an illustrious father and the father of an illustrious son!" Samar Sen, along with Subhash Mukhopadhyay, belonged to the second generation of modern Bengali poets. He gave up poetry fairly early, however, and devoted the better part of his later life to Marxist politics and journalism
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Kazi Nazrul Islam
Kazi Nazrul Islam
Kazi Nazrul Islam
(Bengali: কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম, pronounced [kadʒi nodʒrul islam]) (24 May 1899 – 29 August 1976) was a Bangladeshi
Bangladeshi
poet, writer, musician, and revolutionary. He is the national poet of Bangladesh.[2] Popularly known as Nazrul, he produced a large body of poetry and music with themes that included religious devotion and spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression.[3] Nazrul's activism for political and social justice earned him the title of "Rebel Poet" (Bengali: বিদ্রোহী কবি; Bidrohi
Bidrohi
Kobi).[4] His compositions form the avant-garde genre of Nazrul Sangeet
Nazrul Sangeet
(Music of Nazrul)
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Shishir Kumar Maitra
Sisir Kumar Maitra (born 19 January 1887, Calcutta, India, died 1963) was Head of the Department of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University. His writings compared Eastern and Western philosophy, and the teachings of Sri Aurobindo in comparison with Western philosophers.Contents1 Life 2 Bibliography2.1 List of books and some articles 2.2 Meeting of East and West in Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy3 References 4 External linksLife[edit] Maitra was born into a Brahmin family, and as his father - who served as a Professor of English literature at the Dacca, Presidency and Ravenshaw Colleges - was very liberal in his views on social and religious matters, young Sisir was brought up free from social and religious orthodoxy
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