Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar
Books  /  Published 02.07.20

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

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.19

This Diwali, be kind to dogs

Sir — On the second day of Diwali, some parts of India and Nepal celebrate Kukur Tihar, a festival where the bond between dog and man is celebrated. Dogs are worshipped and offered good food. While ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 20.10.19

The unpredictable Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar

Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar (September 26, 1820-July 29, 1891) has been in the news, with birthday celebrations underway in Bengal. Of course, renewed attention was directed at him first in the run up to...
By Rosinka Chaudhuri in

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

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 15.09.19

CM Mamata Banerjee lines up Vidyasagar Week

The Mamata Banerjee government has directed all schools across Bengal to observe “Vidyasagar Week” between September 20 and 26 to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Iswarchandra Vidyasagar...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.19

Calcutta University to have Vidyasagar chair

A new chair professor post named after Iswarchandra Vidyasagar has been created by Calcutta University to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of the Bengal Renaissance icon.The state higher educat...
By Our Special Correspondent in Salt Lake

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

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.19

Vidyasagar College gets bust and statue

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee installed a bust of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar at Vidyasagar College on Tuesday, 28 days after a bust of the Bengal Renaissance icon was vandalised on the Bidhan Sarani c...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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