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List Of People From Kolkata
LIST OF NOTABLE PEOPLE FROM KOLKATA, that is, people born in or associated with the city. Kolkata
Kolkata
has been regarded as the cultural capital of India
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Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
BANKIM CHANDRA CHATTOPADHYAY or BANKIM CHANDRA CHATTERJEE (27 June 1838 –8 April 1894) was a Bengali writer, poet and journalist. He was the composer of India
India
's national song Vande Mataram , originally in Sanskrit
Sanskrit
stotra personifying India
India
as a mother goddess and inspiring the activists during the Indian Independence Movement . Chattopadhyay wrote thirteen novels and several 'serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific and critical treaties' in Bengali. His works were widely translated into other regional languages of India
India
as well as in English. Born to an orthodox 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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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 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 in 1961 subsequently earned a Master of Arts degree in English literature. He started working as a lecturer Rabindra Bharati University in 1966. In 1973, he joined the Oxford University Press as an editor and worked there till 1982
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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 early 20th century. Most of his works deal with the lifestyle, tragedy, struggle of the village people and the contemporary social practices that prevailed in Bengal. He remains the most popular, most translated, most adapted, and most plagiarized Indian author of all time
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Nirad C. Chaudhuri
Balahak Nandi, SONIBARER CITHI Outsider, NOW OCCUPATION writer and commentator on culture NATIONALITY Indian PERIOD 1930s–1999 GENRE 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
Bengal
in British India , now in Bangladesh
Bangladesh
. 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
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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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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
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 film named Trishangni) and stories of the supernatural with the recurring character Baroda, the Ghost Hunter. Besides, he wrote many songs and poems
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S. Wajid Ali
S. WAJED ALI (Bengali : এস ওয়াজেদ আলী; 4 September 1890 – 10 June 1951) was a Bengali writer and nationalist. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 The beginnings * 2.2 1923 – 1928 * 2.3 1929 – 1944 * 2.4 Retirement * 3 Bibliography * 4 Famous descendants EARLY LIFEWajid 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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Rabindranath Tagore
RABINDRANATH TAGORE FRAS (/rəˈbɪndrənɑːt tæˈɡɔːr/ ( listen ); Bengali: ), also written RAVīNDRANāTHA THāKURA (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet GURUDEV, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music , as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Sometimes referred to as "the Bard of Bengal", Tagore's poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal. * Rabindranath Tagore portal A Pirali Brahmin from Calcutta with ancestral gentry roots in Jessore , Tagore wrote poetry as an eight-year-old
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Srijato
SRIJATO BANDOPADHYAY is a poet of the Bengali younger generation . He won the Ananda Puroskar in 2004 for his book Udanta Sawb Joker: All Those Flying Jokers. In 2014, he won the Filmfare Awards East for Best Lyricist for the song 'Balir Shohor' from \'Mishawr Rawhoshyo '. He is now working on his next book "Mushtaq Hussain er Dorbari". Besides writing poems and songs, he also does anchoring and Public Speaking. Recently he made his acting debut in Srijit Mukherji\'s film Zulfiqar . He has also attended a writer's workshop at the University of Iowa . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Subsequent Career * 3 Works * 4 Poem * 4.1 Lyricist * 5 Awards * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY LIFESrijato was born in a musical family. He lived at Garia and spent his childhood at Kamdohari, Narkelbagan
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Jaydeep Sarangi
JAYDEEP SARANGI (Bengali: জয়দীপ ষড়ঙ্গী, born 11 December 1973) 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 is a senior faculty in English at Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College (University of Calcutta ), Kolkata . He has also been acting as a vice-president of GIEWEC , a registered literary forum in India, and as an executive member of PEN, Kolkata . 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
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Syed Mujtaba Ali
SYED MUJTABA ALI (13 September 1904 – 11 February 1974) was a Bengali author, journalist, travel enthusiast, academician, scholar and linguist. He lived in Bangladesh , India , Germany , Afghanistan and Egypt . CONTENTS * 1 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 reading EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONAli was born in Karimganj in Sylhet district of Bengal Presidency (now in Assam ). His father Syed Sikander Ali was a Sub-Registrar. Mujtaba was the youngest of the three brothers. One of his brothers were Syed Murtaza Ali . Mujtaba Ali passed the matriculation exam from Sylhet Government Pilot High School and intermediate exam from Sylhet MC College . He went to Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan and graduated in 1926. He was among the first graduates of the university. He studied for a brief period in Aligarh Muslim University
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Kedarnath Datta
VEDANTA * Advaita * Vishishtadvaita * Dvaita Vedanta * Bhedabheda * Dvaitadvaita * Achintya Bheda Abheda * Shuddhadvaita HETERODOX * CHARVAKA * ĀJīVIKA * BUDDHISM * JAINISM OTHER SCHOOLS * Vaishnava * Smarta * Shakta * Shaiva : Pratyabhijña * Pashupata * Siddhanta * Tantra TEACHERS (Acharyas ) NYAYA * Akṣapāda Gotama * Jayanta Bhatta * Raghunatha Siromani MīMāṃSā * Jaimini * Kumārila Bhaṭṭa * Prabhākara ADVAITA VEDANTA * Gaudapada * Adi Shankara * Vācaspati Miśra * Vidyaranya * Sadananda * Madhusūdana Sarasvatī * Vijnanabhiksu * Ramakrishna * Vivekananda * Ramana Maharshi * Siddharudha * Chinmayananda * Nisargadatta VISHISHTADVAITA * Nammalvar * Alvars * Yamunacharya * Ramanuja * Vedanta Desika * Pillai Lokacharya * Manavala Mamunigal DVAITA


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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. His famous work Meghnad Bodh Kavya , is a tragic epic . It consists of nine cantos and is exceptional in 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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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK (Bengali : গায়ত্রী চক্রবর্তী স্পিভাক, born 24 February 1942) is an Indian scholar, literary theorist, and feminist critic. She is University Professor at Columbia University
Columbia University
, where she is a founding member of Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. Considered "one of the most influential postcolonial intellectuals", Spivak is best known for her essay "Can the Subaltern Speak?," and for her translation of and introduction to Jacques Derrida 's De la grammatologie . In 2012, Spivak was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy for being "a critical theorist and educator speaking for the humanities against intellectual colonialism in relation to the globalized world." In 2013, she received the Padma Bhushan , the third highest civilian award given by the Republic of India
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Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati
VEDANTA * Advaita * Vishishtadvaita * Dvaita Vedanta * Bhedabheda * Dvaitadvaita * Achintya Bheda Abheda * Shuddhadvaita HETERODOX * CHARVAKA * ĀJīVIKA * BUDDHISM * JAINISM OTHER SCHOOLS * Vaishnava * Smarta * Shakta * Shaiva : Pratyabhijña * Pashupata * Siddhanta * Tantra TEACHERS (Acharyas ) NYAYA * Akṣapāda Gotama * Jayanta Bhatta * Raghunatha Siromani MīMāṃSā * Jaimini * Kumārila Bhaṭṭa * Prabhākara ADVAITA VEDANTA * Gaudapada * Adi Shankara * Vācaspati Miśra * Vidyaranya * Sadananda * Madhusūdana Sarasvatī * Vijnanabhiksu * Ramakrishna * Vivekananda * Ramana Maharshi * Siddharudha * Chinmayananda * Nisargadatta VISHISHTADVAITA * Nammalvar * Alvars * Yamunacharya * Ramanuja * Vedanta Desika * Pillai Lokacharya * Manavala Mamunigal DVAITA


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