Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar
News  /  Published 16.04.22

Rally calls for unity on Poila Baisakh

“Bengal is not one-dimensional. Like a large river fed by tributaries, the Bengali way of life, as we know it now, has been enriched by several cultures. We must preserve that plural culture aga...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Calcutta  /  Published 03.10.20

Library to help village kids

A mobile library has been set up for first-generation learners of a village on the occasion of the bicentenary of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar’s birth. An NGO that works in the districts for empowe...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.20

Vidyasagar: his true relevance

The Purulia district administration on Saturday launched an online platform named after Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar on his bicentenary of his birth to help out medical and engineering aspirants as well ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

Calcutta  /  Published 27.09.20

Shah’s evocative ‘Vidyasagar ji’

“Vidyasagar ji”, “Vidyasagar ji”, “Vidyasagar ji”, “Vidyasagar Mahashay”. Amit Shah was not setting the record straight on the vandalism of Ishwarchand...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.09.20

The relevance of Vidyasagar

Vidyasagar did not want to build India based on religion; instead he wanted India to be the melting pot of all cultures, Suranjan Das, the vice-chancellor of Jadavpur University, said. He has become ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 25.09.20

Push for Vidyasagar place growth

The Bengal cabinet on Thursday decided to set up Birsingha Development Authority for carrying out several development projects at Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar’s birth place in West Midnapore distric...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

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

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


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