Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Philosopher, Author

1820 – 1891

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Who was Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar?

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar CIE, born Ishwar Chandra Bandopadhyay, was an Indian Bengali polymath and a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance. Vidyasagar was a philosopher, academic, educator, writer, translator, printer, publisher, entrepreneur, reformer, and philanthropist. His efforts to simplify and modernize Bengali prose were significant. He also rationalized and simplified the Bengali alphabet and type, which had remained unchanged since Charles Wilkins and Panchanan Karmakar had cut the first Bengali type in 1780.

He received the title "Vidyasagar" from Sanskrit College, Calcutta, due to his excellent performance in Sanskrit studies and philosophy.

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Born
Sep 26, 1820
Bengal Presidency
Also known as
  • Pundit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar
  • Īśvaracandra Bidyāsāgara
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • Sanskrit College
    ( - 1841)
Lived in
  • Kolkata
Died
Jul 29, 1891
Kolkata

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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