ISBN 9788129113221,Isvar Chandra Vidyasagar: A Story Of His Life And Work

Isvar Chandra Vidyasagar: A Story Of His Life And Work


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ISBN 9788129113221

Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788129113221

ISBN-10 8129113228


Number of Pages 177 Pages
Language (English)

Autobiography: general

Isvar Chandra Vidyasagar (b. 1820) was one of India's greatest intellectuals and activists of the nineteenth century. He was born into a poor Brahmin family and faced poverty all through his childhood. He was known variously as an educator, academic, philosopher, reformer and philanthropist. He started his career as the principal of Fort William College at age twenty-one and then joined Sanskrit College in 1850 and became principal the following year. Through his writings, Vidyasagar raised many questions about the various ills that had permeated society like early marriage and polygamy. He advocated widow-remarriage all through his life and was considered as one of the greatest pillars of the Bengal Renaissance.