Chattopadhyay, Bankim Chandra
|Birthname||Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay|
|born on||26 June 1838 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )|
|Place||Naihati, India, 22n54, 88e25|
|Timezone||LMT m88e25 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||04°29' 27°10 Asc. 08°57'|
Bengali writer, poet and journalist, widely regarded as a key figure in the literary renaissance of Bengal as well as India. Some of his writings, including novels, essays and commentaries, were a breakaway from traditional verse-oriented Indian writings, and provided an inspiration for authors across India.
He was the composer of India's national song Vande Mataram, originally a Bengali and Sanskrit stotra personifying India as a mother goddess and inspiring the activists during the Indian Freedom Movement.
Bankim Chandra wrote 13 novels and several 'serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific and critical treaties' in Bengali. His works were widely translated into other regional languages of India as well as in English.
He died on 8 April 1894, Kolkata.
- compare to chart of Collins, Wilkie (born 8 January 1824). Notes: Both used autobiographical plots in their novels
Sy Scholfield quotes "Foundations of Nationalism in India: A Study of Bankimchandra Chatterjee" by M. K. Haldar (Ajanta, 1989), p. 3: "Chatterji was born at 9 PM on Sunday, the 26th of June, 1838, at Kanthalpara in West Bengal."
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (India's national song Vande Mataram)
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
- Vocation : Writers : Poet