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Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar
Books  /  Published 03.07.20

Krishnakamal Bhattacharya: Rebellions that still resonate

In Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar’s bicentennial year, perhaps it is also important to remember some other extraordinary individuals around him. Krishnakamal Bhattacharya (1840-1932) was one of them: ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Calcutta schools to stay open to celebrate Gandhi

The Mamata Banerjee administration has asked all government primary and secondary schools to observe Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on October 2 on their premises, bucking the trend of Bengal’s holiday...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.19

CL Block artist sculpts Vidyasagar statue in 4 days

Four days is all Gautam Pal got to create a statue of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar to replace the bust vandalised at Vidyasagar College in May. “On June 4, my brother informed me that a messenger from m...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 13.06.19

The battle for Bengal may get murkier

Mamata Banerjee began the 2019 general election in the grand hope that with a clutch of nearly 40 Lok Sabha seats, she would be ideally placed to become the first Bengali prime minister of India — a...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Opinion  /  Published 06.06.19

Intolerance has taken hold of our minds

Heinrich Heine, one of the all-time great German writers, has a frighteningly memorable sentence: “Das war ein Vorspiel nur, dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen (That ...
By G.N. Devy in

West Bengal  /  Published 16.05.19

Cops sniff kerosene at arson site

Police suspect kerosene was used to torch motorcycles and a bicycle during the attack on the Bidhan Sarani campus of Vidyasagar College while a rally led by BJP president Amit Shah was passing by on T...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.19

Overnight, Modi wakes up to Vidyasagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning promised to replace the damaged bust of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar with a new statue cast in panchadhatu (five-metal alloy), taking nearly 40 hours to br...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.05.19

Governor ‘concern’ in report on law and order

Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi sent a report to the Union home ministry on Wednesday evening, terming “the law and order situation” in the state “a matter of concern”, said sources.An o...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 14.05.19

Bengal witnesses vandalism of Vidyasagar bust

Enter, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar.One of the greatest names of the Bengal Renaissance has been pitchforked into the final lap of an election so far yoked to muscular nationalism, calumny and preposterou...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.19

Trinamul to distribute Gandhi’s memoirs

Trinamul will distribute 10,000 copies of Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography among youths in West Burdwan, the first such move by the ruling party apparently aimed at combating Gandhi-centric programmes...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Sandip Chowdhury in Calcutta


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