Bankim Chandra Chaterji

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Bankim Chandra Chaterji

Bonkim Chondra Chattopadhyay

Born:27 June 1838

Died:8 April 1894

  • He was an Indian writer, poet and journalist.
  • He was the composer of Vande Mataram, originally in Sanskrit stotra personifying India as a mother goddess and inspiring the activists during the Indian Independence Movement.
  • He wrote thirteen novels and many serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific and critical treaties in Bengali.
  • He was one of the first graduates of the University of Calcutta. From 1858, until his retirement in 1891.
  • He served as a deputy magistrate and deputy collector in the Government of British India.

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