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Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar
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

Opinion  /  Published 22.05.19

Modi's shawl: Ignore the fine print

Sir — It has become the norm to wear one’s nationalism on one’s sleeve. It should thus hardly come as a surprise that the prime minister was seen sporting a tiger-print shawl on his ‘pilgrimag...
By The Telegraph

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

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

New Vidyasagar bust cast in bronze

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate a new bust of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar at Vidyasagar College on June 11, almost a month after the old one was vandalised by suspected BJP supporters tail...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 21.05.19

Questions about the health of our democracy

A long and rancorous electoral season has drawn to a close. India’s general elections for the 17th Lok Sabha were staggered over seven phases. More than a month separated the first and final dates o...
By The Editorial Board

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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


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